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Lanka desperate to add T20 to collection

Sri Lanka, world champions in the 50-over format in 1996, are desperate to add the Twenty20 title to their collection in the Caribbean after a series of near-misses.

cricket Updated: Apr 26, 2010 00:22 IST

Sri Lanka, world champions in the 50-over format in 1996, are desperate to add the Twenty20 title to their collection in the Caribbean after a series of near-misses.

Captain Kumar Sangakkara’s men lost the World T20 championship by eight wickets to Pakistan at the Lords last year.

Two years earlier, the Sri Lankans lost to Australia in the final of the World Cup while the same opponents went on to deny them a semi-final place in the inaugural World Twenty20 later in 2007.

“Our focus is to bring the cup home this time after we lost to Pakistan last year. A Twenty20 World Cup will be good for our collection,” said team manager Anura Tennakoon.