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“Time for Sri Lanka to show their class” – Jayawardena backs Srilanka Cricket Team ahead of Bangladesh clash

Recently Srilankan Captain Dasun made taunting comments for Bangladesh, which has now invited a verbal brawl between teams.

Prior to Srilanka’s pivotal match in the ongoing Asia Cup 2022, which will happen Today in Dubai, the former captain of Sri Lanka, Mahela Jayawardena, gave statements supporting his home team.

Afghanistan has already advanced to the Super 4s stage by defeating both teams in their opening games in Group B. This leaves behind only one spot. The winner of today’s match between Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will join Afghanistan in the Super 4s. Additionally, India will also advance from Group A as it has won the first two matches.

Recently, Srilanka Cricket Team captain Dasun Shanaka took a swipe at Bangladesh, stating the team is an ‘easier opponent’ than Afghanistan, which has ‘no world-class bowlers’ apart from captain Shakib al Hasan and Mustafizur Rahman.

Afghanistan has a world-class bowling attack. We know Fizz [Mustafizur Rahman] is a good bowler. Shakib [al Hasan] is a world-class bowler. But apart from them, there is no world-class bowler in the side. So if we compare with Afghanistan, Bangladesh is an easier opponent,”

SHANAKA SAID WHILE ADDRESSING A PRESS CONFERENCE

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Srilankan Captain’s comments starts the verbal brawl between the teams

This led Bangladesh team manager Khaled Mahmud to retort in kind, saying

“I don’t know why Dasun made that comment. Definitely, Afghanistan has a better squad. He said we have only two bowlers in our line-up, but I don’t see any bowlers in Sri Lanka. At least Bangladesh has world-class bowlers like Mustafiz and Shakib. They don’t even have that. It is not about the words. It is about how you play the game.”

This was a dig at Srilanka Cricket Team coming into the tournament with four uncapped pacers, out of which two were handed their debuts against Afghanistan. Now Mahela Jayawardena has also jumped into the brawl as he quoted the video of Mahmud’s statement and called upon the Sri Lankan team to showcase their class.

Keeping the verbal battle aside, it will be a second spot decider of Group B as Srilanka and Bangladesh lock horns tonight. Let’s see who gets the best of the conditions and talks where it really matters the most.

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Abhijeet Chatterjee
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