Sri Lanka is doing its best to maintain an upbeat attitude as it faces potential giantkiller Zimbabwe in what is a make or break World Twenty20 clash for the islanders here on Monday.
Zimbabwe, fresh from stunning warm-up wins over defending champion Pakistan and Australia, makes its entrance into the World Twenty20 proper against Sri Lanka.
Defeat for the Lankans would mean last year’s losing finalists leaving the competition at the group stage, following the Asian side’s two-wicket defeat by New Zealand on Friday. “If we win every game from here we’ll be champions,” said Sri Lanka coach Trevor Bayliss. “But there’s no room for any more mistakes.”