India will surely reach the semi-finals: Chaminda Vaas

Former Sri Lanka fast bowler Chaminda Vaas predicts Virat Kohli’s India will definitely play in the semi-finals of the upcoming World Cup in England.

Chaminda Vaas predicted India will play surely play in the semi-finals of the World Cup while he isn’t optimistic enough on his country’s chances after some shaky performances in the last few years in the limited-overs format.

“Indian cricket has been dominating in the last two-three years. They have good back-up fast bowlers. They will do wonders. Indian team is very balanced. They will do well. My prediction is, India will definitely reach the semifinals.”

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“For the last few months, Sri Lanka hasn’t done so well. But if you analyse the combination of the team which we picked for the World Cup, I am pretty sure that the selectors have done the right thing. We have to take it from there and it’s upto the players to get themselves in and play well for the country,” he added.

Meanwhile, Vaas also had words of praise for his former team-mate Lasith Malinga, who will be a vital player for Sri Lanka in the upcoming World Cup, he believes.

“There is no doubt that Malinga is one of the best in the world and the best in Sri Lanka. We depend on him as a bowler and he showed his leadership qualities. ”

“e has given 100 per cent for the team and we have seen, him playing in Mumbai (in IPL) on one day and playing in Sri Lanka (in a domestic event) the next day. It shows the commitment he has, and the commitment he has given to the team and the country. He will be the key for Sri Lanka cricket in the upcoming World Cup,” he concluded.

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