Mahela warns SL of hard work ahead
Feb 21, 2011 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Sri Lanka won their first World Cup match with ease against minnows Canada, but former captain Mahela Jayawardene has warned his team-mates of hard work ahead as their real test of character in the mega-event will begin when they take on Pakistan on February 26 in Colombo.
"We had a few nerves before the game against Canada started, just to get on with the World Cup in front of our own crowd. The first game in a tournament is always important and it’s not easy to play a team like Canada. You’ve got to make sure that you come in prepared," Jayawardene, who starred in Sri Lanka’s 210-run win with a 81-ball 100, said.
"It’s a good start (to the tournament) and a lot of hard work ahead of us with other teams. Now we look forward to our next match against Pakistan on February 26. Pakistan have got some great individual players and we play them quite often and we know how dangerous they can be, so we have to do our homework right and prepare ourselves and go in with a very positive mindset," Jayawardene added.