CWC Match Review: Sri Lanka vs Afghanistan

Sri Lanka’s sixth match of their ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023 campaign didn’t go according to plan as they lost the match! The defeat wasn’t just a defeat for Sri Lanka but a possible campaign-ending defeat! That said, shall we look at the pros and cons of the match?

Pros while batting:

  1. Batters got starts
  2. Theekshana showed positive intent

Cons while batting:

  1. Top and middle order didn’t convert their starts
  2. Top and middle order didn’t show positive intent

Pros while bowling and fielding:

  1. Took early wickets and build pressure within the powerplay

Cons while bowling and fielding:

  1. Allowed partnerships to build
  2. Eased the pressure by allowing easy singles

Overall, the lack of intent shown by the Sri Lankan batters was the main reason why Sri Lanka lost the game as the batter didn’t convert their starts! Aside from that, defensive fields were another that contributed to Sri Lanka’s defeat! In conclusion, Sri Lanka now has no room for mistakes as they need to win all of their remaining three games to qualify for the semi-finals! So what do you think? Do you agree with us? Comment below!

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  1. Selectors should not have dropped Kusal Perera and they should bring back the captain Dasun Shanaka. I don’t believe that Dasun is injured. SLC did the same thing to other captains in the past and made them fake injuries to replace them in the middle of ICC tournaments.