Sri Lanka kick off their T20 World Cup Super 12 campaign against Bangladesh on Sunday.
Skipper Dasun Shanaka said “every team has to look at us” after an impressive run to qualifying.
The 2014 champions suffered from indifferent form, but are suddenly mentioned as potential title winners.
They have a well-rounded side, with two fast express bowlers, a mystery spinner and a few reliable run-getters, who performed well in qualifying.
“It’s a simple message. The boys have done well, and they’ve shown their skills, and they’ve shown what they can really do in this tournament,” Shanaka said on Saturday.
“They’ve already made their mark in this tournament so every team has to watch them closely so it’s really good for us.”
They ruled out Namibia for 96, Ireland for 101, then the Netherlands for just 44.
Meanwhile, Bangladesh lost their opening playoff game by six points to Scotland before defeating Oman and Papua New Guinea.
Shakib Al Hasan will once again be the key for Bangladesh.
Here’s everything you need to know about the Group 1 game between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh:
When will the 2021 T20 World Cup Group 1 match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh take place?
The match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will take place on October 24, 2021.
What is the location of Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh?
The match will take place at Sharjah Cricket Stadium.
What time does Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh start?
The match will start at 3:30 p.m. IST. The draw will take place at 3 p.m. IST.
Which TV channels will be showing the Sri Lanka vs Bangladesh game?
The game will be televised on Star Sports Network. Live streaming of the game will also be available on Disney + Hotstar. Additionally, you can browse Firstpost.com for live updates and in-depth commentary.
With contributions from AFP