In a Nutshell
I have compiled a team of my favourite players from eight different countries in alphabetical order. To be eligible for selection a player must have played at least one T20 game for their country. To be a Captain of the team a player must have Captained a T20 team at the very least for a domestic T20 team. Incredibly, most bowlers are spinners! Find out who made my All Time T20 favourite players for Sri Lanka!
My Favourite T20 11- Sri Lanka
1- Tillakaratne Dilshan
2- Mahela Jayawardene
3- Kusal Perera
4- Kumar Sangakkara (Captain, Wicketkeeper)
5- Angelo Matthews
6- Thisara Perera
7- Chamara Kapugedara
8- Isuru Udana
9- Sachithra Senanayake
10- Chaminda Vaas
11- Ajantha Mendis
Tillakaratne Dilshan averaged 30.18 runs opening the batting for Sri Lanka in the T20 format.
Mahela Jayawardene had an impressive average of 40.60 runs per innings when he was an opening batsman in the T20 form of the game.
Middle Order Batsman
Kusal Perera is a left handed batsman that has an average of 37.15 runs per innings when batting at number three.
Wicketkeeper/Middle Order Batsman
Kumar Sangakkara played 56 matches and contributed 25 catches and 20 stumpings as a wicketkeeper. In the 22 matches that he Captained, Sri Lanka won 13 and lost nine. He was a left handed batsman that was most suited to batting number four.
Batting All Rounders
Angelo Matthews batted his best in the T20 format when batting at number five in the batting order. In 75 matches, he has taken 37 wickets bowling right arm fast medium.
Thisara Perera averages an impressive 37.88 runs per innings when batting at number six. He has taken 51 wickets in 81 matches bowling right arm medium fast.
Middle Order Batsman
Chamara Kapugedara averaged 30.43 runs per innings, when batting at number seven.
Isuru Udana has taken 24 wickets in 30 matches bowling left arm fast medium. He averages an impressive 32.50 when batting at number eight in the T20 format.
Sachithra Senanayake took 25 wickets in 24 matches bowling right arm off breaks.
Chaminda Vaas of Sri Lanka was a decent lower order batsman, but was most well known as a left arm fast-medium bowler.
Ajantha Mendis took 66 wickets in 39 matches bowling right arm off breaks or right arm leg breaks. When bowling in the T20 format he had an incredible economy rate of 6.45.