Bangladesh’s loss against South Africa in super 12s today ( 2nd Nov) put a dent in Sri Lanka’s last hope of virtual semi-final qualification in T20 World Cup 2021.
With today’s win South Africa alongside with Australia have earned 6 points with 3 wins under their belts. England top the table in Group 1 with 8 points. Even with a win against West Indies in Sri Lanka’s remaining match, Sri Lanka can earn a maximum of 4 points which would be NOT enough to secure a place in top 2 in group 1.
With South Africa’s victory today, Bangladesh have also been eliminated from the semi-finals and West Indies chances are also very slim even with 2 wins in their remaining matches.
Despite the end result, young and inexperienced Sri Lankan team was able to put up a strong challenge against strong teams like England, South Africa and Australia at this World Cup.
The bloom of new young talents like Maheesh Theekshana, Charith Asalanka and Pathum Nissanka is a great sign for Sri Lanka’s cricket future and they seem to be playing vital roles in time to come.