A confident Royal Challengers Bangalore would look to carry on their winning momentum when they take on title holders Mumbai Indians, who would be low on belief after the opening thrashing in the Indian Premier League, here on Satuday.
It triggered quite a furore in Sri Lankan cricket but the country`s first World Cup-winning captain Arjuna Ranatunga has backed Mahela Jayawrdene and Kumar Sangakkara`s decision to call it quits from Twenty20 Internationals, saying the duo`s timing was correct.
Yuvraj Singh`s father Yograj on Sunday came out in defence of his son, saying the left-handed batsman, who struggled for his 11 runs off 21 balls, should not be singled out for India`s loss in the ICC World T20 final.
Going through a purple patch, Indian batsman Virat Kohli was on Sunday named Player of the Tournament for amassing 319 runs in the ICC World T20, which concluded here with Sri Lanka lifting their maiden international title in this format.
Indian captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni today attributed the team`s loss against Sri Lanka in the ICC World T20 final to his batsmen`s failure to convert the starts and the islanders` "brilliant" bowling at the death.
In sublime form through the tournament, India would be aiming to become the first team to win the World Twenty20 title for a second time but a gutsy Sri Lanka stands in the way in what promises to an exciting summit clash between the subcontinental rivals here tomorrow.
The Pakistan Cricket Board (PCB) is reportedly angry at veteran all-rounder Shahid Afridi`s public criticism of his teammates after Pakistan failed to qualify for the semi-finals of the ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.
Australian wicketkeeping legend Adam Gilchrist has reportedly hailed Indian spinner Ravichandran Ashwin`s `carrom ball` delivery, which dismissed veteran South African Hashim Amla on Friday, as the `Twenty20 ball of the century`.