Jayawardene Reveals Twenty20 Vision
Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene is confident his side can carry their current run of form to South Africa and win the inaugural Twenty20 World Cup.
Since making the final of the ICC World Cup in April, Sri Lanka have hit top gear, most recently enjoying comprehensive Test and ODI victories over Bangladesh.
Jayawardene told PA Sport: "We have an excellent team with great options.
"Our bowling attack is very good and so is the batting as it consists of proven performers.
"The team is a good, all-round and well-balanced unit which is enjoying its cricket and doing very well at the moment.
"Our intention is to challenge ourselves and move forward as we feel we are capable of winning the championship."
After a warm-up game against hosts South Africa, the Sri Lankans will contest Group C along with New Zealand and Kenya, beginning with a match against the latter on September 14 in Johannesburg.
Jayawardene added: "It is going to be a challenge for us.
"I think it is all about keeping a cool head as one cannot make too many mistakes and expect to come back as it is a very short game.
"It will be very hard to win after making mistakes, so the key will be to minimise mistakes as we do in other games.
"I believe we should play the way we are used to and adopt our brand of cricket which has served us well up to now.
"However we also realise that at the end of the day it is only another game of cricket and we will attempt to take a game at a time which is the best way to move forward."