SL happy to call themselves ‘underdogs’

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SL happy to call themselves 'underdogs'

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews has said that his men are happy to go to the ICC Champions Trophy 2017 as underdogs. The Lankans are in Group B of this year’s event.

Sri Lanka are not having a great time with them. They did not manage to win any series victory over Bangladesh in March-April. They even lost a warm-up game against Scotland last week. Luckily for them, it wasn’t an International match or they had to lose points. Two days ago, Bangladesh had sealed number six position in the ODI rankings which results Sri Lanka are standing at seven.

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SL skipper Mathews believes that all the teams participating have almost equal capabilities. He is looking forward to an exciting tournament. The Lankans will play their first warm-up game against Australia today (Friday) at The Oval.

“All the teams are quite even, I think in the past few months we have had a few lapses here and there. Nobody will give us a chance, to be really honest, but we are happy to enter the tournament as underdogs,” he said.

“We are confident, we have prepared extremely well. In Sri Lanka and England for the past few days, it’s been really good. Hopefully we can play tomorrow’s practice game (against Australia), and get a good practice out of it.

“All the teams are quite even but it’s on the given day, the guys who make less mistakes will win. It can be England, it can be us, it can be anyone.

“Everyone has got a chance, no one can write anyone off and I’m sure it will be a very exciting tournament,” he added.

-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com