Zimbabwe captain Brendan Taylor interview after their first T20 World Cup match against Sri Lanka in Hambantota.

 

Taylor admitted Ajantha Mendis has always been a problem for Zimbabwe.

 

"Mendis has always been a knife in our side. He's a world class performer and he showed that on Tuesday. They were just a lot better outfit and they showed why they're one of the favourites to win," said Taylor.

 

Mendis said he was happy over his contribution.

 

"I am very happy that my return to the team was good," said Mendis. "This was my first game, so I was a bit nervous but the confidence given to me by my captain and team-mates helped me a lot."

 

Zimbabwe play South Africa in Group C on Thursday. The top two teams from each of four groups will advance to the Super Eight stage.

 

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