We know what they are capable of: Tharanga

Having won both the tri-nation series and the Test series, Sri Lanka in full confidence now to repeat the same kind of performance in the T20I series too. Senior Sri Lankan opener Upul Tharanga also believes that confidence will boost the team up to do well in the remaining matches of the tour.

In a press conference on Wednesday, Tharanga said: “We have done well so far in the one-day tournament and the Test series also, so we have confidence. We’ve got new faces for the T20. We’ve got good momentum. We want to carry that forward. Everyone is looking forward to it.”

He added: “This series is also very important for us as a team. We haven’t been consistent in the last one-and-a-half to two years. We’ve hopes of finishing the series very well.”

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When asked what might be the nature of the wicket: “We can’t be sure of it [wicket] until tomorrow. Hopefully it will be a good wicket. In the one-day series also we got different wickets. In the first two games, the wicket was good, then in the later part of the series, wickets are getting really slow. In the Test match also, we got a bowling track. We hope for a really good wicket tomorrow.”

Tharanga also believes the experience of BPL will help his side: “If you take our team, a few of the players have been playing BPL. We’ve got an idea of how they are doing. They are new to the side and have done well during the BPL. We have seen a few videos about them. We’ve got an idea about them. Main thing is about wicket and conditions. We’ve played with a few Bangladeshi players, so we know what they are capable of. It’s going to help both sides. They also know what we can do.”

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