Confident Sri Lanka take on England
Mar 24, 2011 8:00:00 PM - aussieindolanka.com
Injury-ravaged but battle-hardened after playing a string of humdingers, England will aim for another upset when they take on strong contenders and co-hosts Sri Lanka in the last quarterfinal match of the cricket World Cup.
England endured a tumultuous campaign in the league stage besides dealing with one injury crisis after another but they have proved themselves a resurgent team and would look to carry forward that spirit against the title-favourites.
Sri Lanka, in contrast, have had a smooth ride into the quarters and would be contemplating whether to reverse back to a three-strong spin attack for the match at R Premadasa Stadium.
The Sri Lankans tried that formula against Australia in a Group ’A’ match, but couldn’t see how successful it would be as the game was abandoned halfway through due to rain.
The ploy could return when they take on England but leaving out seam bowler Nuwan Kulasekara would prove to be a tough decision.