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Muttiah Muralitharan backs Sri Lanka to qualify

Legendary spinner Muttiah Muralitharan expressed his optimism over Sri Lanka‘s possibilities of qualifying for the Tremendous 12s stage of the 2021 T20 World Cup. The island nation racked up a win over Namibia of their opening encounter. One other win will roughly seal their progress to the subsequent stage.

Sri Lanka did not be one of many prime 8 groups by way of rating and in consequence, couldn’t straight qualify straight into the Tremendous 12s stage. They may face the Netherlands and Eire of their remaining group matches for a spot in both one of many Tremendous 12s teams.

Muralitharan has full perception that the Lankan aspect will emerge victorious in all three of their qualification matches to safe a berth in Group 1 within the Tremendous 12s. Whereas talking with native media, Muralitharan mentioned:

It’s important we qualify. I’ve the arrogance we’ll qualify. Netherlands will not be an excellent aspect. Solely Eire is a bit robust, however I’m assured we will beat all three and go to the subsequent spherical.”

Sri Lanka are prime of Group A for the time being by advantage of their superior run-rate. The staff confronted a slight wobble in pursuit of a meager whole, however acquired there ultimately with over 6 overs to spare.

In T20 cricket, any staff can win: Muralitharan

Muralitharan famous how T20 is an unpredictable format which will increase the probability of potential upsets. He introduced up the illustrious 1996 World Cup for example the place Sri Lanka weren’t favored to win the match. Nonetheless, they went on to take action with out shedding a single match and overcoming India twice. He added:

“You might assume it’s unimaginable, however unimaginable issues have been achieved in cricket. In T20 cricket, any staff can win. You don’t know which staff will win. Like once we received in 1996, we by no means thought we’d win. I’m not saying that we have now a gifted staff like that (1996) right here, however unimaginable issues have been achieved in world cricket.”

Sri Lanka are slated to tackle Eire tonight on the Sheikh Zayed Stadium in Abu Dhabi.

Edited by Diptanil Roy

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