Sri Lankan team arrives in Mumbai for World Cup final

Sri Lankan team arrives in Mumbai for World Cup final

Sri Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakkara (L) and teammate Ajanta Mendis (R) after their arrival in Mumbai on Wednesday for the CWC 2011 final match. PTI

Looking all keyed up for the mega battle, the Kumar Sangakkara-led team trooped into the Taj hotel in the afternoon and immediately thereafter turned to the television to watch the semifinal between India and Pakistan in Mohali.

The winner of the Mohali match will play the Sri Lankans for the title. The islanders got past New Zealand by five wickets in the first semifinal in Colombo Tuesday. A large posse of policemen were deployed on both sides of the route from the airport to the team hotel to ensure fool-proof security for the Sri Lankan players and officials,  said a Mumbai Cricket Association official.