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Sri Lanka face must-win situation in T20 WC

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Sri Lanka are faced with a must-win situation when they take on a rampaging England side in a Group One match of the ICC Twenty20 Cricket World Cup at the Sharjah Stadium in the United Arab Emirates today.

Sri Lanka will have to produce something special to halt England’s juggernaut. Considering its inexperience, Sri Lanka have not played too badly and the final over finish against South Africa could have gone either way.

Unfortunately for them, it was its second loss in three games and they must win against England to keep themselves in the competition.

Charith Asalanka has been in sublime form and was good to see opener Pathum Nissanka belting the South African attack.

If the batters do better, the bowlers showed on Saturday afternoon that it is capable of defending decent totals.

The bowlers did well to keep Sri Lanka in the game for the major part of the innings until they were undone by David Miller’s six-hitting prowess in the 20th over.

Barring the Bangladesh-Sri Lanka game, the pitch here has not been great for batting and Bhanuka Rajapaksa expects the trend to continue.

“We knew that from the past few games Sharjah was not that great to bat except for the game that we played against Bangladesh that was a very true wicket.” (Agencies)

Monday, November 1, 2021 – 01:00

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