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Sri Lanka ready to face world beaters, says Shanaka

Sri Lanka ready to face world beaters, says Shanaka

Sri Lanka ready to face world beaters, says Shanaka

Sri Lanka ready to face world beaters, says Shanaka

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  • Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka on Monday said India’s IPL.
  • Experience and winning mentality makes them a provoking group.
  • To look as his side focuses on a spot in the Asia Cup final.
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Sri Lanka won their initial Super Four match and know one more victory against Rohit Sharma’s India in Dubai on Tuesday.

Will edge them more like a shot at the title.

Sri Lanka saw off Afghanistan on Saturday while India lost to main rivals Pakistan to begin the Super Four round. They desperately need a win to remain in the race for the last on Sunday.

India showed up without lead Jasprit Bumrah and Harshal Patel because of wounds. Ravindra Jadeja, an all-rounder who bowls left-arm turn, got a knee injury during the competition.

“It doesn’t matter who comes from the Indian side. They come with a lot of experience playing IPL games and around the world,” Shanaka told reporters.

“Their body language and mindset is to beat any of the countries at the international stage. Likewise we are well prepared and looking forward to it.”

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India are safeguarding their Asia Cup title won in 2018 when the competition utilized the 50-over design, however their last ICC title came in the 2013 Champions Trophy.

The current year’s Asia Cup takes on additional importance in light of the fact that the T20 World Cup in Australia happens in October and November.

India started this Asia Cup with a success over Pakistan yet went down to them by five wickets on Sunday.

Shanaka accepts India will be under no tension against them.

“I think they had a very good game last night. There is nothing called under pressure at the moment because they are playing very good cricket,” said Shanaka.

He added: “Our approach will the same like other games, playing in a positive manner.”

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Sri Lanka returned from their devastating opening misfortune to Afghanistan in the gathering stage to beat Bangladesh and enter the Super Four.

The group then, at that point, pursued down 176 at Sharjah to beat the Afghans by four wickets and Shanaka demands their batting stays the way to progress.

“Our strength is batting and if the batsmen do good then we got a better chance, and key is the partnerships in the game,” said Shanaka.

“And if we can have partnerships top of the order then we are in the game.”

The India-Pakistan competition has been the primary idea at the occasion as the two countries have played each other two times as of now, with fans expecting one more gathering in the last.

Shanaka said his group has closed out the commotion to zero in on their own game.

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“When it comes to Asian cricket games it’s majorly India-Pakistan games everyone talks about, but we’ve got a very good team, which can win,” said Shanaka.

“So I don’t mind about the big talks, but rather concentrate on the way we are playing.”

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