They caused one of the greatest upsets in one-day cricket history when they beat the mighty Australians in 1996 to win the trophy and they have since reached two further semi-finals, in 2007 and 2011.

Like all of the Asian sides, they are ridiculously gifted, will not be fazed by any opponent and will have high hopes of a knock out place.

In Angelo Matthews they have one of the best one-day players in the world, capable of turning a game with bat and ball, and in the slinging menace of Lasith Malinga – the only man to take four wickets in four balls at a Cricket World Cup – they have enough mystique and fire to do real damage.