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After Sri Lanka mislaid their initial compare opposite South Africa in a ICC Champions Trophy 2017, former Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara called their subsequent strife opposite India do-or-die.
Sangakkara wrote in a mainstay for ICC that a deficiency of Upul Tharanga will harm Sri Lanka and if Angelo Mathews is deemed unavailable, it will hole their chances of a win opposite fortifying champions India.
“Even if Angelo is deliberate fit, a hazard of delayed over-rate will be a critical concern. Having Tharanga dangling is a outrageous waste. With utterly an gifted and comparison bowling pounded led by Lasith Malinga, a group forming dual spinners, it is unsuitable that Sri Lanka was over by 39 minutes,” wrote Sangakkara.
The 39-year-old praised a efforts of Nuwan Pradeep as good as a other quick bowlers during a opening diversion opposite South Africa. He however added, “The bowlers’ inability to strike in a initial 10 overs in terms of wickets will be a regard when faced with such a clever batting choice like India. There competence be a clever box where it opts to move in all-rounder Thissera Perera, who along with all-rounder Seekuge Prasanna, will give them some-more accumulation and some-more options.”
He pronounced that India will be favourites in a match, after ‘flawless arrangement opposite Pakistan.’ “From an India perspective, a fact that Rohit Sharma and Shikar Dhawan managed to form a clever opening partnership once again was unequivocally enlivening for a fortifying champions given a strength of their batting multiple has been critical in their past contest successes,” he said.
Adding that Sri Lanka will have to rethink their strategy, he hoped that they come out during The Oval to play with arrogrance and a unequivocally certain code of cricket.
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