Russel Arnold backs Kiwis, Sri Lanka as ‘favourites’ for World T20

Colombo, Mar 14: Former Sri Lankan cricketer-turned TV commentator Russel Arnold has tagged New Zealand and Sri Lanka as his favourites to win the upcoming ICC World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.

Sri Lanka is currently the number-one ranked T20 side, and they recently won the Asia Cup and completed a successful full tour of Bangladesh, where the latest edition of the World T20 will be hosted.

According to www.islandcricket.lk, Arnold said that he rates Sri Lanka and New Zealand were highly for the tournament, adding that Sri Lanka especially has a good chance with their success at the Asia Cup and their good performances of late.

The World T20 begins on March 16, with hosts Bangladesh taking on Afghanistan in Mirpur and Hong Kong playing Nepal in Chittagong, the report added. (ANI)