Dasun Shanaka
Dasun Shanaka (Photograph Supply: Twitter)

Sri Lanka skipper  Dasun Shanaka has mentioned that the group should qualify for the Tremendous 12 stage of the ICC T20 World Cup 2022 beginning October 16. The 2014 winners, who did not instantly qualify for the Tremendous 12 spherical will first must do nicely within the group levels. They’re positioned in Group A together with Namibia, the Netherlands and the UAE.

The Lankan Lions kick off their marketing campaign in opposition to Namibia on the Geelong Cricket Floor in Victoria on October 16. Nevertheless, previous to that first spherical conflict, the reigning T20 Asia Cup champions will lock horns with Zimbabwe and Eire in warm-up matches on October 10 and 13 respectively.

The 5 matches which we’re attributable to play in Australia shall be to our benefit: Dasun Shanaka

“The final T20 World Cup (in UAE) we performed the qualifying spherical and obtained into the match correct as a result of we tailored to the bottom circumstances we had a bonus,” Shanaka mentioned.

“The 5 matches which we’re attributable to play in Australia shall be to our benefit as a result of we will learn the circumstances and the wickets going into the Tremendous 12,” he added.

Sri Lanka may not be the outright favorites on paper for the match, however they aren’t a group to be taken evenly and one should underestimate them at their very own peril. This was evident through the Asia Cup final month within the UAE the place they efficiently proved their naysayers improper by lifting the title.

The island nation was given no likelihood within the six-team match and the consultants of the sport predicted an India-Pakistan remaining. Nevertheless, the Lankans didn’t get affected by the surface noise and made their performances depend on the sector. 

After a bitter defeat in opposition to Afghanistan within the match opener, there was no wanting again for Sri Lanka as they went on to win all their matches from there on which had been digital knockouts to raise the continental title for the sixth time.