Dasun Shanaka
Dasun Shanaka. (Picture Supply: ICC)

Within the opening match of the T20 World Cup 2022, Namibia began off on a excessive notice as they defeated the Asian Champions Sri Lanka by 55 runs, on Sunday, October 16. The Gerhard Erasmus-led Namibia posted a goal of 164-runs after being put to bat first and continued the momentum all through the sport because the bowlers dished out Sri Lanka for simply 108 runs throughout their chase.

The loss in opposition to Namibia has thrown a wrench within the plans for Dasun Shanaka’s staff, who had been the clear favorites to advance from Group A and make approach into the Tremendous 12 stage of the ICC Males’s T20 World Cup 2022. Sri Lanka could have added stress, as they now have to win the remaining two matches as a way to preserve their Tremendous 12 hopes alive.

After the conclusion of the primary recreation, skipper Dasun Shanaka attended a press convention and expressed his disappointment, as he mentioned:

“The best way we performed is the concern. I believe they (seam bowlers) tried an excessive amount of. We did not execute our plans effectively. I believe we went for the yorkers and we did not execute with low full tosses and half volleys. I believe that is the place it went mistaken. I believe if they’d caught to that arduous size, wicket-to-wicket, just like the Namibian bowlers did actually, rather well, it ought to have been totally different.”

The plan must be easy, to not do something particular: Shanaka

The harm to left-arm quick bowler Dilshan Madushanka has induced Shanaka, who guided Sri Lanka to the Asia Cup win, critical points. The Lankan staff’s 2022 marketing campaign seems bleak as they had been underwhelming within the 2021 event, which obliged them to compete within the qualification (group stage) within the first place. The staff is but once more confronted with the opportunity of being eradicated early from the competitors.

“I believe the floor performed rather well however the execution was not there in relation to the bowling. We’re involved whether or not our bowlers bowled in the precise areas as in comparison with the Namibian bowlers. We additionally needed the primary three batters to proceed within the first play, so dropping three wickets within the first powerplay put us out of the sport. [Next game] the plan must be easy, to not do something particular. It is about course of. When chasing 160 you want good partnerships on the prime and numbers three and 4 to kick in. The bowlers particularly they should hit their areas,” he added.