An uncapped teenage Sri Lankan spin bowler could face New Zealand in tonight's opening round of the Super Eight Stage of the Twenty20 Cricket World Cup in Pallekele.
The hosts might turn to 18-year-old Akila Dananjaya if their established spinner Ajantha Mendis fails to recover from a side strain injury in time for tonight's match.
The New Zealand captain Ross Taylor expects the spinners to play key roles in this second phase of the tournament.
PLAY AUDIO: CRICKET SPIN TP
OUT:...WAIT AND SEE.
The other game tonight is England against the West Indies.