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Sri Lanka shouldn't be looking at anything other than winning T20 World Cup : Mahela Jayawardene

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New Delhi , 14 Sep 2022

Former captain Mahela Jayawardene on Wednesday believes Sri Lanka's stunning triumph at the Asia Cup 2022 has changed expectations and the island nation should not look at anything other than winning the ICC Men's T20 World Cup starting in October.

Dasun Shanaka led Sri Lanka recently won the Asia Cup 2022 after beating Pakistan in the final."If they (Sri Lanka) take the confidence of what they achieved in the last (T20) World Cup and then now at the Asia Cup, I think they shouldn't be looking at anything other than going all the way and winning the World Cup," Jayawardena said in the latest episode of The ICC Review.

"I mean that's the attitude to have and this is a group I feel that will play with that no fear and no extra luggage on them either so just go out there and enjoy their cricket and play," he added.ICC Hall of Famer singled out the performance of star all-rounder Wanindu Hasaranga for his efforts in claiming the Player of the Tournament award and saved special praise for the leadership provided by Shanaka.

But the former Sri Lanka skipper said it was an even performance from the squad that ultimately lifted them to the title, and provided plenty of joy to the people back home who are still battling with the ongoing economic crisis currently engulfing the country.

"I don't think anyone gave them the chance of winning the tournament, but personally, I knew they had the capabilities. They were knocking on the door. They just needed that confidence I think. You know once they got that, they just played some brilliant cricket.

I think there were no superstars, it was a team effort. Everyone chipped in," the former Sri Lankan captain said."The people here were starving for excitement for some time and usually, it is the cricket team who brings that for them but we had the netball team winning the Asian Netball Championship on the same day which was brilliant for them. 

And it was a great sporting day for all of us. I think everyone enjoyed it and just sitting and watching was just brilliant. I really thoroughly enjoyed (both) the finals," he added.Sri Lanka have just two warm-up games in Melbourne prior to their opening clash at the T20 World Cup, where they take on Namibia in a first-round match in Geelong.

They start their T20 World Cup campaign away from the competition favourites in round one against Namibia, Netherlands and UAE prior to the Super 12 stage of the event, which Jayawardena says could be an advantage.

"The start of the World Cup is going to be very crucial for them as they need to get the momentum and get themselves adjusted to the conditions," Jayawardena noted."But I'm very confident that they are capable of doing it," he concluded.

 

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