Lankan cricketers make debut
Nov 23, 2010 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Sri Lanka will be at full strength when they take on Nepal in the quarter finals of the 16th Asian Games Twenty20 cricket tournament to be played at Guanggong Cricket Stadium here on Wednesday.
Coach Sumithra Warnakulasuriya said Sri Lanka will not take any chances and will play its full team for the opening quarter final game. “Since this is a knock out and we are playing directly in the quarter final without any preliminary round experience on the wicket, we are not going to take any chances,” Warnakulasuriya told the Daily News after today’s final practice session.
“We had a look at Nepalese side in their preliminary round game against Hong Kong. Their strength is bowling and fielding though the same could not be said about Nepal’s batting. Hence, this is a knock out, we take this game seriously without underestimating our opponents,” he said.
Sri Lanka coach said the toss will play a decisive role. “The wicket is onto the slow and turning side. They are using only two tracks for the entire tournament.