ICC T20 World Cup 2022: Batsman predicts big things for Sri Lanka in T20 World Cup, Sri Lanka batsman Bhanuka Rajapaksa believes his team has finally shaken off the underdog tag.
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And proved that they can win the ICC T20 World Cup in Australia later this year. Rajapaksa has been one of the stars of the Asia Cup so far.
His unbeaten 64-run partnership with skipper Dasun Shanaka helped Sri Lanka defeat India on Tuesday and qualify for the final of the tournament.
Sri Lanka will take on Afghanistan in the deciding match of the tournament on Sunday and Rajapaksa feels a win in the Asia Cup final could be the start of something big for his constantly improving side.
The attacking left-hander says confidence is building within the playing group and winning the second T20 World Cup is within his grasp.
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“After the statements we made, I don’t think we can be calling Dalits anymore,” Rajapaksa said.
“I think we’ve done it pretty well so far and we have a really good chance of winning the World Cup.”
Rajapaksa said the fact that Sri Lanka was giving little chance of making it to the Asia Cup final working to their advantage and helped them unite for a troubled win over India.
“Ever since we came to the UAE, we were underdogs. We all know how Pakistan and India are having their days,” he said.
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“So, we had less pressure and all we wanting to do was prove a point to the world, especially. with which we can put a smile on their face. Huh.”
Rajapaksa said the appointment of veteran Chris Silverwood as coach earlier this year has proved to be a reassurance for the team, As players feel more comfortable in the team environment.
“From the point of view of the captain and the selectors and the coaches. They are supporting the players and that’s a very good sign,” he added.
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“Going forward will really help Sri Lankan cricket rebuild its brand, which it was a few decades ago.”