Colombo, July 26 (IBNS): Sri Lanka batsman and wicket-keeper Kumar Sangakkara said that playing at home will give his side added inspiration to win the ICC World Twenty20 Sri Lanka 2012.
Speaking to International Cricket Council (ICC) Cricket 360°, the ICC’s new weekly multi-platform show produced by IMG (part of IMG Worldwide), Sangakkara said knowledge of home conditions will be added advantage for the event in September.
“I think we have got some great players. Whoever makes that the final squad will be the best available players to make up the combination to help us win the ICC World Twenty20. Knowing our conditions, playing at home is going to be an added buzz and an added inspiration,” said Sangakkara.
However, Sangakkara asserted that preparation for the tournament is going to be the key for Sri Lanka during the tournament.
“Preparation is going to be very important. Then it becomes less of a lottery and more about performing consistently. Of course T20 changes in a matter of a couple of deliveries and an over here or there can shift momentum or you can also lose your game,” he said.
Sangakkara along with Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardena who showed off their restaurant at Colombo in the latest edition of the ICC Cricket 360° show, admitted that he felt lucky to have played in an era where his team has done well both home and away.
“Playing two ICC Cricket World Cup finals and an ICC World Twenty20 final has been incredible,” said Sangakkara.
Jaywardena echoed Sangakkara’s views as he gave credits to the spirit in Sri Lanka team for all the success in the last decade.
Also featuring in the sixth edition of ICC Cricket 360° is a piece on the Emirates Elite Panel of Umpires and Match Referees workshop, a feature on the Olympic Games re-match between France and the MCC, and a profile on the Phoenix Cricket Club in Dublin, Ireland.
The show also profiles New Zealand's William Young and Jacob Duffy who will be playing at the ICC Under-19 Cricket World Cup.