The Kandy-based team has West Indies legend Chris Gayle, local star Kusal Perera, Sri Lankan T20 specialists Kusal Mendis and Nuwan Pradeep, and England right-arm fast bowler Liam Plunkett, among others.
Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan is celebrating his 36th birthday today (27 October) and the cricketing fraternity and others have poured in with their wishes on the special occasion.
Irfan Pathan believes Virat Kohli can break Sachin Tendulkar’s record of 100 international centuries
Kohli has scored 70 hundreds till now, 27 centuries in Tests and 43 in ODIs. He is currently in the UAE for the Indian Premier League which is going to be played from 19 September to 10 November.
Pathan, who retired from all forms cricket in January this year, feels that it won't be a bad idea if he, along with the likes of Dhoni, Raina, Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, VVS Laxman and Rahul Dravid play a 'Farewell Game' against the current Indian side.
Raina said that Rishabh Pant has been amazing and has scored a lot of runs for the country as well as in the IPL and in domestic cricket.
Pathan, who announced his retirement in January this year, said he is not available at the moment
Irfan Pathan could be one of the biggest attractions in the inaugural Lanka Premier League (LPL) as he is among the 70 foreign players who have expressed interest in competing in the event starting 28 August.
Former all-rounder Irfan Pathan thinks the team's glory would have been more pronounced if batsman Gautam Gambhir had worn the captain’s hat more often.
Irfan Pathan feels the fast bowlers will take at least four to six weeks to get back into rhythm when they return to action after the coronavirus hiatus.
Irfan Pathan says fast bowlers need to 'forget about reverse swing' until COVID-19 restrictions ease up
The ICC banned the use of saliva to shine the ball due to the threat of COVID-19 infection.
West Indies beat England by four wickets in the first Test at Southampton to take a 1-0 lead in the three-match series.
Understanding each other's strengths is reason why Rohit Sharma-Shikhar Dhawan pair is a success, says Irfan Pathan
The destructive Indian opening pairing of Rohit and Dhawan has ruled world cricket in limited-overs since they started batting together in 2013.
Firstpost Masterclass: 'Fast bowlers are born, they cannot be manufactured in gym,' says TA Sekhar as he dissects science of pace bowling
How to bowl fast? Are fast bowlers born with something extra? What are the body mechanics involved in bowling fast? What's an ideal run-up? Former India pacer and a mentor to a host of fast bowlers, TA Sekhar, sheds light on the intricacies of the unnatural art.
Irfan Pathan, who played under Dhoni as part of both the 2007 T20 World Cup-winning team and the 2013 Champions Trophy-clinching side, said the years, as they went by, changed Dhoni the captain in more ways than one.
Irfan Pathan says Rohit Sharma's relaxed attitude can be deceiving, India vice-captain works 'really hard'
Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan says Rohit Sharma works just as hard as anyone else despite his relaxed demeanour.
'Could have been the best all-rounder India ever produced': Irfan Pathan explains what went wrong in his career
Former India cricketer Irfan Pathan recently revealed that he feels he had it in him to become India's best all-rounder, had a few things worked out differently for him in his career.
Former India opener Gautam Gambhir believes that Mahendra Singh Dhoni would have been a different player with all batting records in his kitty had the Indian captain opted batting one down in 50-over format.
India have resources to win major ICC trophies but need better planning, says former pacer Irfan Pathan
India last won an ICC tournament in 2013, when they lifted the Champions Trophy under the leadership of iconic Mahendra Singh Dhoni.
Former India all-rounder Irfan Pathan says racism not restricted to skin colour, religious discrimination part of it too
Former India pacer Irfan Pathan on Tuesday contributed to the global debate around racism, saying "it is not just restricted to the skin colour" and one could also be racially abused due to his religion.
'He has to take responsibility for his comments': Irfan Pathan, Parvez Rasool on Darren Sammy’s racism allegation
Irfan Pathan and Parvez Rasool have denied Darren Sammy being subjected to racist jibe while playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in IPL