World T20: Sri Lanka to begin their title defence

Sri Lanka get the defence of their World Twenty20 title under way this evening. The reigning champions, who have also been runners-up twice, take on Afghanistan in Kolkata, with the action getting under way at 18:00 UAE time. Sri Lanka go into the game with just three wins from their last 16 completed internationals. Meanwhile, Afghanistan secured an impressive win over Zimbabwe in the tournament’s first round, as they qualified for the Super 10 stage by winning Group 1.

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