Incoming Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford knows the task that awaits him is big, and has cautioned fans to have patience as a 'quick fix' to the side's problems is not on the cards.
Former England batsman Kevin Pietersen and South Africa fast bowler Dale Steyn are two of the eight players named as marquee buys ahead of the 2016 Indian Premier League auction on 6 February.
Graham Ford has been appointed as Sri Lanka's new head coach and will be with the Asian side until after the 2019 World Cup after he left English county side Surrey.
Sri Lanka have recalled fast bowler Dilhara Fernando to their squad for the three-match T20I series away against India, four years after the paceman last played international cricket.
Former Sri Lanka seamer Chaminda Vaas has agreed a short-term deal to become a bowling consultant with the Ireland national side ahead of the World T20 in March.