Lucknow, Oct 15 (PTI) Skipper Kusal Mendis is assured Sri Lanka’s batting unit can pull off a win towards a woefully out-of-form Australia within the World Cup right here on Monday.
Each Sri Lanka and Australia stay winless as they head into the group stage face-off. However not like Pat Cummins’ facet, which has struggled in all departments, the Sri Lankan batting unit has performed fairly effectively within the earlier two video games, managing scores in extra of 320 towards South Africa and Pakistan.
“I’ve loads of confidence in our batting, I feel we will do every part. I feel we’ve a greater batting unit — in type and bowling unit additionally,” Mendis mentioned on the eve of the sport towards Australia.
Mendis himself has been in imperious type with the bat, scoring two centuries and a fifty within the final three ODI outings, together with the warm-up recreation towards Afghanistan.
“I am completely happy that I obtained runs within the first two video games, I’ll proceed my recreation like that, the identical means,” he mentioned.
The Sri Lankan captaincy fell into Mendis’ lap after common skipper Dasun Shanaka was dominated out of the match on account of an damage however the wicketkeeper-batter would not really feel the stress of main the facet will have an effect on his batting.
“I am very completely happy that I obtained the captaincy. I’ll proceed to play the identical means as I used to as a result of captaincy shouldn’t be one thing new for me. I’ve captained different groups earlier than, even within the observe recreation in Guwahati, I led the group. There will probably be no change to my enjoying model.” Accidents to frontline bowlers have pressured Sri Lanka to discipline a comparatively inexperienced assault, which has struggled to stem the stream of runs of their final two video games.
“Everyone knows, each bowling unit will battle on Indian pitches as a result of batting-friendly surfaces. We rapidly must adapt and I strongly imagine that the bowlers will do their half to their most skill.
“Not solely towards us however even top-quality assaults have been taken aside and conceded 300 or 350 plus on these pitches. We can’t count on many adjustments immediately however because the captain, my responsibility will probably be to grasp what they do at coaching and attempt to get them to do their finest.”
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