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Asia Cup: Sri Lanka will have to do the heavy lifting against Bangladesh

Sri Lanka will certainly be really hoping that their batsmen will certainly come excellent as well as provide an affordable total amount, if they bat initially

They are the ‘hosts’ however they remain in risk of not going to their very own event. Complying with a chastening loss to Afghanistan in the event opener, Sri Lanka will certainly face Bangladesh in a must-win video game of the DP Globe Asia Mug in Dubai on Thursday.

A hefty loss to Afghanistan by 8 gates as well as with 59 rounds to extra, has actually implied Sri Lanka have all the effort as well as the hefty training to do versus Shakib Al Hasan’s guys at the Dubai global Cricket Arena.

Sri Lanka will certainly be really hoping versus hope that their batsmen will certainly come excellent as well as provide an affordable total amount, if they bat initially.

Last break, the Sri Lankan batting did not have any type of instructions as well as went no place as they spluttered to 105. It was just many thanks to Bhanuka Rajapaksa, that racked up a relentless 38 from 29 rounds with 5 limits as well as a 6, as well as Chamika Karunaratne’s 31 from 38 rounds with 3 fours as well as one 6, that Sri Lanka took care of to scrape their means to that rating.

Solid begin

Their openers Pathum Nissanka as well as Kusal Mendis will certainly need to weather the very early tornado from the Bangladesh bowling strike as well as develop a solid structure where they can introduce a major attack.

So also Charith Asalanka as well as captain Dasun Shanaka, both of whom succumbed to nought versus Afghanistan. Bhanuka Rajapaksa will certainly have a larger duty to play together with Wanindu Hasaranga, the all-rounder, to provide the drive.

Secret weapon

Sri Lanka rotate bowling trainer Piyal Wijetunge stated Hasaranga as well as Rajapaksa are crucial to their opportunities of winning as well as receiving the Super 4.

” In the T20 style, the group that plays well on the day, will certainly win. 1 or 2 excellent efficiencies would certainly take the group to success. So, it relies on the efficiencies that occur on that particular day,” Wijetunge stated at the ICC Academy on Wednesday, where Sri Lanka held a training session on the eve of the video game.

” International cricket is everything about taking care of stress, particularly T20 cricket. The group that manages stress well will certainly win,” he stated.

” They (Hasaranga as well as Rajapaksa) are our secret weapon. We anticipate them to do as well as bring our side to success. Wanindu, obviously, has actually been a spearhead as well as with any luck he will certainly come excellent as well as do the very best for the group as well as bring the group to success,” stated Wijetunge.

Reviewing modifications

Wijetunge stated that Sri Lanka are weighing modifications to their line-up for the video game versus Bangladesh.

” We have not considered it however there might be a couple of modifications,” he stated.

Wijetunge stated that Bangladesh have even more of a benefit as they some knowledgeable gamers in their side as contrasted to Sri Lanka.

” Bangladesh are an extremely knowledgeable side. There are a number of gamers that have actually played numerous T20 video games when contrasted to us. So, that is a large benefit for Bangladesh. However it relies on exactly how you do on that particular day. T20 is a lotto. Simply a couple of efficiencies can bring a group to success,” he really felt.

” Bowling-wise, we are fairly unskilled which plays a substantial component in the video game. However we do believe them as well as with any luck they will certainly come excellent,” included the 51-year-old, that played one Examination for Sri Lanka.

Today’s suit

Bangladesh vs Sri Lanka

Dubai International Cricket Arena

6 pm UAE Time

Head-to-head (T20s)

Matches 12

Bangladesh won 4

Sri Lanka won 8

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