Sri Lanka aim to build momentum
Mar 9, 2011 7:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Like all four major Test nations in Group A, Sri Lanka are on course to progress to the quarter-finals without any serious problems, and the chances of Zimbabwe providing an upset to create a modicum of the excitement witnessed in the other group is slim to none. However, for Sri Lanka it’s an ideal time to produce a commanding all-round performance and build momentum ahead of the quarter-finals.
There is a feeling that Sri Lanka haven’t quite clicked yet. They have eased past Canada and Kenya - the latter thanks to Lasith Malinga’s hat-trick - but came unstuck against Pakistan with an 11-run defeat. The clash against Australia was shaping up to be a cracker when the rain came and interrupted a well-paced innings by Kumar Sangakkara and denied the spinners their chance to shine.
Zimbabwe shouldn’t provide many problems having suffered a 10-wicket hammering at the hands of New Zealand in their last game.