Sri Lanka Cricket News – ICC Hall of Famer Mahela Jayawardena believes Sri Lanka’s victory in the Asia Cup has changed expectations and the island nation should ignore the men’s T20 World Cup starting in October.

Chatting with host Sanjana Ganesan, Jayawardena was proud of how his ex has changed in recent times.

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“If they take confidence from what they got in the last World Cup (T20) and also in the Asia Cup, I think they should look at nothing but going all the way and winning the World Cup,” Jayawardena said. he said further

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“I think that’s the way it should be and it’s a team that I think will play without fear and there’s no frills with them either, so just go out there and enjoy the cricket and the game.

“They did well in Australia in November when they were on the T20s tour. They did really well. All that said, I think they’re in a good place at the moment.”

Things didn’t go well for Sri Lanka when they lost their Asia Cup opener to Afghanistan, but five straight wins – including one crushing victory over India and two impressive wins over Pakistan – helped Dasun Shanaka win six matches. – team competition.

Jayawardena explained the role of star player, Wanindu Hasaranga, for his efforts to win the best player award in the competition and specifically praised the leadership given by Shanaka.

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However, the former Sri Lankan captain said it was the players’ performance that finally took them to the title and cheered up the people back home who are still suffering from the economic woes the country is currently facing.

🏆 ✨ Team Sri Lanka celebrate #AsiaCup2022 win with fans in Colombo — ICC (@ICC) September 13, 2022

“I don’t think anyone gave them a chance to win the tournament, but I know personally that they have a chance,” Jayawardena said.

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“They’re knocking on the door, I think they just need that confidence. You know, once they get that, they just play beautiful cricket. I don’t think there are any superstars, it’s a team effort. Everyone gives it their all.

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“These people have been hungry for excitement for some time and usually the cricket team brings it to them, but that day we had a football team winning the Asian Cup, which was the highlight for them. And what a joy for them. It’s a sports day for all of us. I think everyone enjoyed it and just sitting and watching was brilliant. I (both of us) enjoyed the last one.”

🔹 Who is most impressive at #AsiaCup2022? 🔹 What effect will it have on the upcoming men’s ICC? All your questions answered 👇 — ICC (@ICC) September 13, 2022

Sri Lanka have two warm-up matches in Melbourne ahead of their first match in the T20 World Cup, where they will face Namibia in the first round in Geelong.

Sri Lanka begin their World T20 campaign away from first-round favorites Namibia, the Netherlands and the UAE ahead of the Super 12 tournament, which Jayawardena said could be an advantage.

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“The start of the World Cup will be very important for them as they need to gain confidence and adapt to the conditions,” Jayawardena said.

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This website uses cookies to improve the user experience. By continuing on this website, you agree to the use of all cookies. Find out more. All the reactions of the world as Sri Lanka won the Asia Cup for the sixth time after defeating Pakistan by 23 runs.

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So now the champions are happy! 🎉! ➡️ Send us a video of your party with the hashtag #RoaringForGlory! — Sri Lanka Cricket 🇱🇰 (@OfficialSLC) September 11, 2022

Former Sri Lankan players took the lead, sending congratulations to the current ones, and a star from the island also performed.

Good to lose guys!! Show character and passion to play for the country and make everyone proud…enjoy the victory as the whole country will enjoy.

@OfficialSLC @dasunshanaka1 @BhanukaRajapak3 amazing win and well deserved. We played like a real team of champions. You continue to be interesting as a page. — Kumar Sangakkara (@KumarSanga2) September 11, 2022

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A great crowd of guys played like champs! @dasunshanaka1 well led by @BhanukaRajapak3 what a knock @Wanindu49 #promod @ChamikaKaru29 what a ball game👏👏@OfficialSLC what a moment !enjoy the win 🍾 — Angelo Mathews (@Angelo69Mathews) September 11, 2022

Despite the disappointment of the defeat, a group of former Pakistan stars and the senior coach also sent their best wishes to the Sri Lankan players.

When I was watching the start of the match, it looked like Pakistan was going to turn the game to one side, but in the end it was Sri Lanka that turned it to one side. You have to give credit to @OfficialSLC who played the whole tournament today, deserve #AsiaCup2022, congrats for a good game — Shahid Afridi (@SAfridiOfficial) September 11, 2022

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Success is not everything, it is the only thing. This is the mantra of this amazing Sri Lankan team, so congratulations 🥳 to the best team 🏆 at the end. — Wasim Akram (@wasimakramlive) September 11, 2022

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A very special win in the entire Asia Cup @OfficialSLC , many mistakes to be fixed even with the new talent of @TheRealPCB . Excellent performance by @iMRizwanPak in all round. #PAKvSL #AsiaCup2022Final @TheRealPCB — Saeed Ajmal (@REALsaeedajmal) September 11, 2022

What a pity!! not the result we wanted Bad luck @TheRealPCB guys. Congratulations to @OfficialSLC for winning the #AsiaCup2022 Standout — Kamran Akmal (@KamiAkmal23) September 11, 2022

Pakistan team should learn something from this defeat in #AsiaCup2022 . I think the team needs to take immediate action to build the best team in T20 World Cup 2022. @TheRealPCB — Mohammad Hafeez (@MHafeez22) September 11, 2022

Congratulations to @dasunshanaka1 and all the Sri Lankan players, support staff and selection committee. Pakistan take it on the chin, keep your heads up and come back strong! @OfficialSLC — Mickey Arthur (@Mickeyarthurcr1) September 11, 2022

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This website uses cookies to improve the user experience. By continuing on this website, you agree to the use of all cookies. Find out more. Gunathilaka was refused bail by a Sydney court, Denmark’s Gunathilaka was banned from all forms of cricket by Sri Lanka Cricket and was suspended in 2018 after a friend was accused of raping a Norwegian woman.

Danuška from Sri Lanka at a work meeting. A Sydney court on Monday denied Gunathilaka bail after he was charged with sexually assaulting a woman and the Sri Lanka Cricket Board banned him from all forms of the game with immediate effect. File | Image copyright AFP

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A Sydney court on Monday denied bail to Sri Lankan Danushka Gunathilaka after he was accused of sexually assaulting a woman while suspended from all activities by the country’s cricket board. I’m in the game right away.

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Gunathilaka, 31, who was arrested on Sunday morning before the Sri Lankan team left Australia, attended the hearing via video link at Downing County Court from Surry Hills cells.

Gunathilaka was handcuffed, wearing a gray T-shirt and blue jeans when he attended the hearing, the “Sydney Morning Herald” reported.