Sri Lanka acclimatise to a new venue
May 19, 2010 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
A relaxed and refreshed Sri Lanka are looking forward to the new experience of playing in the United States this weekend, according to the batsman Mahela Jayawardene. It’s a week since they lost their World Twenty20 semi-final to the eventual champions England, and while the time off wasn’t exactly part of their plan it has given them time to focus on this weekend’s Twenty20s against New Zealand in Florida.
"We wouldn’t have wanted to have that much downtime, obviously we would have wanted to go all the way in the tournament," Jayawardene said. "After a long season it’s been good time off for some of the guys to recuperate and get their rehab and strengthening done before we start all over again.
"Miami is a new place for all of us. Most of the guys haven’t been to the States. We’ve had a look around, went to a baseball game. I’m looking forward to it. It looks like a very decent venue.