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Shanaka said we have to play competitive cricket

Shanaka said we have to play competitive cricket

Sri Lanka came close to winning the first T20 International but lost by two runs. The team defeated India by 16 runs in the second T20. In the third and final T20I at Rajkot, however, Suryakumar Yadav’s blistering century laid the foundation for India’s 2-1 series win.

Sri Lanka captain Dasun Shanaka on Monday said they are focusing on the positive aspects of the recently concluded T20 International series against India and will mount a tough fight in the three-match ODI series starting here on Tuesday. Sri Lanka came close to winning the first T20 International but lost by two runs. The team defeated India by 16 runs in the second T20. In the third and final T20I at Rajkot, however, Suryakumar Yadav’s blistering century laid the foundation for India’s 2-1 series win.

Shanaka said on the eve of the ODI series, “In the recent past, no team has been able to win in India except South Africa. We fought hard in Mumbai but they came out stronger, we need to play competitive cricket.” Stressing on the need to do well, Shanaka said, “It is an important tournament for Sri Lanka because here in India the world cup is being played. Cup is to be had so excited about this series.

The players are ready for it, they know the importance of this tournament.” “Before coming here I wanted to do well, practiced more, playing well against India is very important,” he said. The Sri Lankan skipper believes it will be a high-scoring match. He said, “We have seen the wicket and it looks like a big scoring match.

Disclaimer:Prabhasakshi has not edited this news. This news has been published from PTI-language feed.



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