File picture of Dasun Shanaka.
Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka on Monday stated India’s IPL expertise and successful mindset makes them a difficult staff to face as his facet targets a spot within the Asia Cup ultimate. The island nation gained their opening Tremendous 4 match and know one other victory in opposition to Rohit Sharma’s India in Dubai on Tuesday will edge them nearer to a shot on the title. Sri Lanka noticed off Afghanistan on Saturday whereas India misplaced to arch-rivals Pakistan to begin the Tremendous 4 spherical. They desperately want a win to remain within the race for the ultimate on Sunday.
India arrived with out spearhead Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel because of accidents. Ravindra Jadeja, an all-rounder who bowls left-arm spin, picked up a knee harm in the course of the event.
“It does not matter who comes from the Indian facet. They arrive with loads of expertise enjoying IPL video games and world wide,” Shanaka informed reporters.
“Their physique language and mindset is to beat any of the international locations on the worldwide stage. Likewise we’re effectively ready and looking out ahead to it.”
India are defending their Asia Cup title gained in 2018 when the event used the 50-over format, however their final ICC title got here within the 2013 Champions Trophy.
This yr’s Asia Cup takes on further significance as a result of the T20 World Cup in Australia takes place in October and November.
India started this Asia Cup with a win over Pakistan however went all the way down to them by 5 wickets on Sunday.
Shanaka believes India can be beneath no strain in opposition to them.
“I believe that they had an excellent recreation final night time. There may be nothing referred to as beneath strain in the meanwhile as a result of they’re enjoying excellent cricket,” stated Shanaka.
He added: “Our method will the identical like different video games, enjoying in a constructive method.”
Sri Lanka bounced again from their crushing opening loss to Afghanistan within the group stage to beat Bangladesh and enter the Tremendous 4.
The staff then chased down 176 at Sharjah to beat the Afghans by 4 wickets and Shanaka insists their batting stays the important thing to success.
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