Mahela Jayawardene

Sri Lanka captain Jayawardene plays down Gayle factor in final

West Indies captain Darren Sammy

Sri Lanka's captain Mahela Jayawardene insists the World Twenty20 final against the West Indies today will not hinge on just Chris Gayle's flamboyant batting.

Sunday, 7 October, 2012, 4:07am

Lankans can do it this time, says Mahela

Mahela Jayawardene

Sri Lanka's captain Mahela Jayawardene goes into tomorrow's World Twenty20 final confident of winning the title after failing at the last hurdle in three previous World Cup events.

6 Oct 2012 - 3:46am

Sri Lanka use every trick in the book

Regular Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene

Hosts Sri Lanka have used a bagful of tricks to outwit rivals on their way to the World Twenty20 semi-finals - even changing captains for a match to further their cause.

Eyebrows were raised when Kumar Sangakkara, and not regular captain Mahela Jayawardene, walked out to contest the toss for Monday's last Super Eights match, against England, in Pallekele.

3 Oct 2012 - 1:41am