Sports

India Have A Better Chance: SL Captain Dasun Shanaka's Honest ICC ODI World Cup 2023 Take

Shanaka though admitted that all teams have a 'good chance' to have a crack at the marquee event.

India captain Rohit Sharma (right) with Sri Lankan skipper Dasun Shanaka.
info_icon

Team India will meet Sri Lanka in the Asia Cup 2023 final on Sunday. Rohit Sharma's men have already beaten the Lankans in the Super 4 stage and go in the final with the upper-hand. As both teams gear up for the big game, Sri Lanka skipper Dasun Shanaka has admitted that the Men In Blue have a 'better chance' of winning the ODI World Cup 2023 starting October 5. (More Cricket News)

Shanaka though admitted that all teams have a 'good chance' to have a crack at the marquee event. 

"I do not think there is something like an advantage or disadvantage. Once you get to India, you know how batting-friendly wickets are. There is a good chance for all the teams. India got a better chance because they know the conditions well, the calibre of players is also good," said Shanaka.

Talking about his team, Shanaka said that his side have got the stars who can single-handedly win a match.

"We have a good batting line-up. There are also quality spinners in our side," he added.

Further on, Shanaka also talked about the Indian pitches and why it could be a biggest challenge at the World Cup.

"I think pitches will be a challenge. Bowling will be a challenge. The margin of error is very low. We need to execute really well."

"I think we have players of that calibre who can play IPL. I am looking forward to it in the coming years," he added.

When quizzed about whether Sri Lanka and India can play in the World Cup final, a repeat of the 2011, Shanaka said, "It is not about the final. It is about the process to which we need to stick even here in the Asia Cup. We came without our key players but still made it to the final. If we stick to the process, we have a great chance to make the final."

Asia Cup 2023 final squads:
India
: Rohit Sharma (c), Virat Kohli, Shreyas Iyer, KL Rahul, Shubman Gill, Suryakumar Yadav, Tilak Varma, Ishan Kishan, Hardik Pandya (vc), Ravindra Jadeja, Axar Patel, Shardul Thakur, Jasprit Bumraj, Mohammed Shami, Mohammed Siraj, Kuldeep Yadav, Prasidh Krishna, Sanju Samson (travelling reserve).

Sri Lanka: Dasun Shanaka (c), Pathum Nissanaka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Janith Perera, Kusal Mendis (vc), Charith Asalanka, Dhananjaya de Silva, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Maheesh Theekshana, Dunith Wellalage, Matheesha Pathirana, Kasun Rajitha, Dushan Hemantha, Binura Fernando, Pramod Madushan.

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement

Advertisement