If Mahendra Singh Dhoni’s Indians win,
they will become the first team to hold all three major limited-overs
titles, having won the 50-over World Cup in 2011 and the Champions
Trophy last year.
Sri Lanka will seek an end to an inexplicable
losing streak in title matches, after being beaten twice in World Cup
finals in 2007 and 2011 and the World Twenty20 finals in 2009 and 2012.
fitting farewell to veterans Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene in
their last T20 international game and a million-dollar winning bonus
offered by officials back home will further inspire the Sri Lankans.