‘Can you come and play for us?’ Mathews woos to Kumar Sangakkara

Lankan survival versus India's semifinal rush; who to win? Throughout the time Sri Lanka is going through a menace in the afterworld of Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene era. Their second match of the ICC Champions Trophy, this time against India, might conclude their journey in the tournament if heaven does not open up to rescue the Lions.

The troubled Sri Lankan side has been slipped in a pettier situation in the match, after their most seasoned batsman Upul Tharanga fell under suspension for awful over rate and the most dependable middle order willower Chamara Kapugedera ruled out of the match hurting right knee.

While Sri Lanka worked out in the Oval, the ground in which former wicket keeper batsman Kumar Sangakkara has been exhibiting his batting excellence throughout the English summer, skipper Angelo Matthews is yearning for the living legend in the team.

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“I always asked him that. Even a couple of days ago, I was asking him” ‘Can you come and play for us, you know, in this game? He’s been in absolute form” – said Mathews.

Now will Sri Lanka survive from the compact howl of Virat Kohli and co. in the match to carry hopes further in the tournament or will defending champion India complete the hunt of semifinal of the ICC Champion Trophy 2017, without being hindered much in the field is to be answered within several hours from now on.