Monday, September 17, 2012

Sri Lanka will face Zimbabwe in the opening match of ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2012

ICC Twenty20 World Cup 2012 is going to start with the match between Sri Lanka and Zimbabwe on September 18. This match will take place at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium in Hambantota. This match will kick off at 14:00 GMT and 19:30 local time.
There is no doubt that Sri Lanka will be tagged as the most favorite team. Compared to their opponent team, they are very strong and have the highest possibility of winning the match. Sri Lanka is the host nation. They will obviously get home advantage and support from the crowd.
Sri Lankan cricket team looks much balanced. They have strong bowling and batting line-up. They are also thought to be one of the strongest teams who have the possibility to claim the trophy.
It is true that Zimbabwe is a weak minnow and beating Sri Lanka in the group stage is just dream for them. If they can beat their strong opponent then it will be a big upset in the shortest format of cricket tournament.
Zimbabwe is now much better team compared to past. They are considered an under-dog team. They can make upset against any big team in their day. They lost to Bangladesh by five wickets in their warm-up match. They should try to get some lesson from their defeat.