Friday is showdown time for more than Sri Lanka and New Zealand in Mumbai.
So far this World Cup there have been the usual clutch of upsets and marginal results litter this year’s World Cup, not just the Ireland and Bangladesh wins over England, the way the Kiwis manhandled Pakistan, India’s bowling being exposed by England in their tied game and South Africa in their outing, where they took on the choker phobia and beat it.
And it seems, much to the chagrin of some critics who love to snipe away at Graeme Smith’s side, reminding all of the team’s so-called big-event ability to fail when victory is expected. Forgetting, of course, how the team is human and errors in play happen.
In Sri Lanka, there has been more hype about annual big school games than there is about the World Cup. The way it is shaping, there is little to no mention of the quarter and semi-finals of the World Cup are being held in the nation’s capital.