“We just want to play good cricket and justify our presence in Australia” – Bhanuka Rajapaksa

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Q. How do you prepare for a game where you might know your fate by the time you play the game, as in if the results don’t go the way you need them today, then there’s less riding on tomorrow’s game? How do you mentally prepare for that?

BHANUKA RAJAPAKSA: Hopefully the result will prepare us by Australia getting beaten by Afghanistan, so that’s what we are hoping for, but preparations are just the same. We are coming here to justify our presence over here in Australia. We just want to play good cricket. At the end of the day, the result doesn’t really matter as long as we play some good cricket.

Q. You’ve obviously got the former England coach leading you at the moment. Has there been any talk about winning this game for him tomorrow?

BHANUKA RAJAPAKSA: It’s just another game for him. He finished his stint in England a couple of months back, and he joined Sri Lanka, so now he’s our coach.

It’s just another matter of playing a winning game; that’s about it. We’re just taking it game by game, so I mean, no pressure riding on the coach.