After beating Holland, SL will now look to maintain winning ways and consistency. But with recurring injury concerns to squad members can hinder their preparations for the game against high riding Afghans after beating defending Champs England and Pakistan.
If SL are to beat Afghans, they will need all their top order batsmen to fire to compromise their weakened bowling attack. Having got better strike rates, it’s important for Kusal Janith and Kusal Mendis to make useful contributions at the top for other accumulators to bat around them. It’s heartening to see Saddera S turning out to be a player with a good head on his shoulders. His consistency and sensibility to handle situations will be a definite plus factor.
Pathum who’s consistent but getting out after scoring 50’s, then Asalanka and Danajaya too will have to put their hands up when it’s needed. Madushanka being among top wicket takers is another positive. Just like the batters, other bowlers in the unit too will have to raise their game if we are to maintain the winning streak. With many upsets happening in the tournament, if SL can continue their form, they still may stand an outside chance to get into the next round.
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