Both Afghanistan and Sri Lanka will hope to bounce again from defeats when they meet each other at the Sophia Gardens Cricket Ground in Cardiff for Match 7 of the ICC Cricket World Cup.
In the interim, Dimuth Karunaratne asked his Sri Lanka flops to remain positive after they were scoffed by irate fans during Saturday’s humiliating 10-wicket misfortune to New Zealand in their opening match of the World Cup.
Sri Lanka collided with 136 all out after being put into bat first in Cardiff and the Black Caps down down the humble focus in 16.1 overs.
Martin Guptill, hitting 73, and Colin Munro, scoring 58, pounded the runs after pacemen Matt Henry and Lockie Ferguson guaranteed three wickets each against hapless Sri Lanka.
Yet, captain Karunaratne, who emerged with his unbeaten 52, said all isn’t lost as long as his players don’t harp on the annihilation.
“I think we have another eight games to go. We need to (keep our) chin up and play very well,” Karunaratne said in the post-match press conference.
“We need to see what we have. On the back end we need to get some partnerships, (and in) the middle part. Those are the key areas. We’re looking forward to doing it.”
The 1996 victors were forced to bear some booing by a group of Sri Lankan fans who were baffled by the agreeable idea of their team’s misfortune.
Karunaratne will trust that his group will battle back against Afghanistan and secure the triumph.
Here’s everything people have to think about the Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka coordinate:
When will Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka fixture occur?
The match between Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka will happen on 4 June, 2019.
Where will the match be played?
The Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka fixture will be played at the Sophia Gardens Cricket Ground in Cardiff.
What time does the match start?
The Afghanistan vs Sri Lanka fixture will start at 3 pm IST, with the toss to happen at 2.30 pm IST.
Which TV channels will broadcast IPL 2019?
The match will be broadcast on Star Sports Network in both standard as well as HD format.
How would people watch the match online?
The match will be live streamed on Hotstar.com.