Kumar Sangakkara has said that Sri Lanka will be one of the favourites
at the upcoming World Twenty20, despite Sri Lanka's pitches having
become less spin-friendly.
Pitches at Pallekele and Hambantota - stadiums built for last year's
World Cup - have suited seam bowling, while the relaid square at the
Premadasa Stadium in Colombo has also seen bounce and carry in the
No team breached 200 in the Sri Lanka Premier League played in Colombo
and Pallekele in August and four of the top five wicket takers in the
tournament were seam bowlers.
Sangakkara said the Premadasa ground pitch changed after the ground
was renovated, and that winning the toss held no obvious advantage as
it had once done.