Hosts Sri Lanka will start as one of the favourites to win the ICC Twenty20 World Cup that begins when they take on Zimbabwe in the opening match at Hambantotta on Tuesday.
World Twenty20 World Cup hosts Sri Lanka prepared for the opening match of the tournament on Tuesday as they trained in Hambantotta.
Sri Lanka go up against Zimbabwe in their first Group C match, and Captain Mahela Jayawardene says his side will relish being labeled one of the favorites to win the tournament.
SOUNDBITE (English): Mahela Jayawardene, Sri Lanka captain
England begin their defence of the title they won in 2010 when they face Afghanistan in Colombo on Friday.
Sri Lanka prepare for tournament openerTuesday, September 18 2012