By: Drcricket7 Staff
Sri Lanka have already lost the ODI series to India. And, after the Test series whitewash, a cleansweep in the one-dayers is looming over their heads. Going by their current form, it is looking certain.
This is not all. Sri Lanka’s direct qualification for the 2019 World Cup is also looking difficult now. They now have to wait for the West Indies, who have Ireland and England to face next for a direct entry in the tournament.
If the Windies manage to beat Ireland in the one-off ODI, and then England 4-1, they will overtake Sri Lanka in the ODI rankings. The Islanders, meanwhile, are concentrating on winning their next match against India.
“We would like to win the next game at least rather than leave everything at the hands of West Indies. Whatever we can control we have to control,” Angelo Mathews said. “I must say that India have played outstandingly well.”
“We seniors have to lift our games as we have not lived up to expectations,” the Sri Lanka allrounder acknowledged.
Sri Lanka will play its last match of the five-match series in Colombo. It will be followed by a one-off T20 game.