The noise of the T20 World Cup is everywhere. All the teams have started preparing to leave for Australia. Before leaving for the World Cup 2022, Sri Lanka team captain Dasun Shanaka said that his team has all the qualities to win the T20 World Cup if the right decisions are taken and planned. Let us tell you that in the recently played Asia Cup 2022, Sri Lanka became the champion.
Sri Lanka had to go through the first round to enter the Super 12 stage in the T20 World Cup last year. Despite not making the semi-finals, he showed signs of a side trying to get better in the format. The 2014 champions entered the Australia tournament as the winners of the Asia Cup 2022 in the UAE.
ESPN Cricinfo quoted Shanaka as saying, “If we take the right decisions that day and implement our plans properly, I’m sure we can win. Confidence is high, but my concern has always been the process.” . Even in the last World Cup, I felt that we have the talent to at least make the semi-finals.
Sri Lanka will play warm-up matches against Zimbabwe and Ireland on October 10 and 13, respectively, before starting their T20 World Cup campaign in a first-round match against Namibia on October 16. Before leaving for Australia, Sri Lanka had set up a training camp in Kandy in the last week of September.
Head coach Chris Silverwood explained how he wants to utilize the time to travel to Australia to help the team adapt to Sri Lanka’s conditions. Along with bowling, we are still working on yorkers. We have the skills to back up our plans, to make sure we can be successful on Australian wickets.