Can the IPL help save Sri Lankan Cricket? in Articles Posted September 1, 2017 · Edited September 1, 2017 by Gollum Why Dubai Stallions? Who will play for them? And how is adding a Lankan IPL team going to help them in test cricket which is the ultimate format of the game. They aren't that bad in the shorter formats, just going through a difficult phase. Same Lanka murdered us in the CT and won the more recent ICC trophy(2014) compared to India(2013), so all is not lost for them. If this trend continues for another 5 years where they lose all matches (unlikely) then we can think about it. As of now let us not get ahead of ourselves. For all that we know, we may lose all matches in the overseas assignments and an Aussie might be tempted to write an article explaining the need of an Indian franchise in BBL to help poor Indian cricket turn things around.