WATCH: 'Mystery' spinner Ajantha Mendis takes 6 for 8 at 2012 ICC World Twenty20

WATCH: 'Mystery' spinner Ajantha Mendis takes 6 for 8 at 2012 ICC World Twenty20

Once considered world cricket's 'mystery' bowler, Mendis failed to sustain his form in the long run.

ICC World Twenty20: Bowling stars of the tournament

In the shortest format of the game, Sri Lankan bowlers own some of the top records. Here is a list of bowlers who have dominated the ICC World Twenty20.

Asia Cup records

Asia Cup records

India vs Sri Lanka 2016: Three-match series would be perfect preparation for ICC World T20

India vs Sri Lanka 2016: Three-match series would be perfect preparation for ICC World T20

Indian batsmen will get a chance to play quality spin bowling in three-match series, as it has been one of the strengths of the Sri Lankan team over the years.

Bangladesh Premier League tie played with delayed toss, broken rules

Bangladesh Premier League tie played with delayed toss, broken rules

BPL technical committee chief Jalal Yunus said the Governing Council had been asking for the NOCs for Bopara and Cobb for a week.

Rahul Dravid's tips for Virat Kohli: Take a cue from Virender Sehwag's unbeaten 201 at Galle

Rahul Dravid's tips for Virat Kohli: Take a cue from Virender Sehwag's unbeaten 201 at Galle

India A coach Rahul Dravid, who spent some quality time with Test captain Virat Kohli advised him to make Virender Sehwag's unbeaten 201 at Galle (in 2008) against a rampaging Ajantha Mendis as a reference frame for facing the Sri Lankan tweakers this time round.

Cricket World cup 2015: New Zealand`s World Cup semi-final heartbreak

Cricket World cup 2015: New Zealand`s World Cup semi-final heartbreak

New Zealand will hope it`s a case of seventh time lucky when they face South Africa at Auckland`s Eden Park on Tuesday, as all six of their previous World Cup semi-finals have ended in defeat.

Joe Root steers England to win over Sri Lanka

Joe Root steers England to win over Sri Lanka

Joe Root`s third hundred powered England to a five-wicket victory over Sri Lanka in the fifth one-day international in Pallekele on Thursday and kept alive their hopes in the seven-match series.

Dominant Sri Lanka crush England to go 2-0 up

Dominant Sri Lanka crush England to go 2-0 up

Hosts Sri Lanka outplayed woeful England by eight wickets in the second one-day international in Colombo on Saturday to take a 2-0 lead in the seven-match series.

Hoping to get some purchase from Eden Gardens strip: Ajantha Mendis

Hoping to get some purchase from Eden Gardens strip: Ajantha Mendis

 Hosts India might have outplayed them in the first three ODIs but Sri Lankan team management is keen to include the experienced spinner in the playing XI for the fourth ODI scheduled on Thursday.

Sri Lanka drop Dinesh Chandimal and Ajantha Mendis for Pakistan series

Wicketkeeper Dinesh Chandimal and spinner Ajantha Mendis were left out of the Sri Lanka squad of 15 named for the two-test series against Pakistan starting at Galle next week.

Spin-heavy Sri Lanka win toss, bat first in second Test

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and decided to bat first in the second and final test against South Africa on Thursday.

Mathews leads from the front against England

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews took his Test-best figures before the tourists` openers survived until lunch on the third day of the second Test against England at Headingley on Sunday.

England want more Hales heroics against Sri Lanka

England will hope history repeats itself when they begin their international programme against Sri Lanka with a lone Twenty20 international at The Oval tomorrow.

Sri Lanka return to winning ways

Sri Lanka secured their first victory on English soil this season with a crushing 128-run win over Kent in a one-day match at Canterbury on Friday.

Mathews buoyed by Ireland opener

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews expects his side to improve quickly once they get used to conditions in the British Isles.

Sri Lanka defeats Ireland by 79 runs in first ODI

Sri Lanka has enjoyed a comfortable start to their tour of the British Isles following a 79-run win over Ireland in the first one-day international in Dublin on Tuesday.

ICC World Twenty20: Sri Lanka vs India - As it happened...

Live updates of the final of the ICC World Twenty20 between India and Australia from Shere Bangla National Stadium.

ICC World T20: Netherlands bowled out for lowest score in T20I history

Days after they chased down 191 runs against Ireland, Netherlands were bowled out for just 39 runs against Sri Lanka in 19th match of the ICC World Twenty20, played at Zahur Ahmed Chowdhary Stadium, Chittagong.

Asia Cup final: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka - Preview

Defending champions Pakistan will have to contend with minor injury issues to key players Shahid Afridi and Umar Gul as they take on a consistent Sri Lanka in the final of the Asia Cup cricket tournament here on Saturday.