Dasun Shanaka's form had been abysmal of late. In 20 innings as captain until the T20I series opener against India, Shanaka had managed just 334 runs at a strike rate of 107. In the last two matches at Dharamsala though, Shanaka was right into his element. He badgered 47 not out off 19 in the second match, then a stunning 74 not out off 38 in the third, having walked in to bat at a delicate scoreline of 29/4. Sri Lanka didn't have lower-order firepower in the previous T20 World Cup, and the emergence of Shanaka as a finisher will be a huge positive for the islanders.