Sri Lankan captain Dasun Shanaka has said that the victory in Asia Cup will help for next month’s Twenty20 World Cup preparations.
Bhanuka Rajapaksa has called the achievement a great win amid their economic crisis.
Sri Lanka won the Asia Cup, by defeating Pakistan by 24 runs, for the sixth time on Sunday after Rajapaksa’s batting and Hasaranga’s all-around brilliance.
“We played last year’s qualifiers as well, it’s the set-up that has come through from three or four years back,” Sri Lankan captain Shanaka has said.
He also said that the last two years were really good for them; adding that the World Cup qualifiers would also help because they’ll play in Australian conditions before the main tournament.
Rajapaksa, who had scored an unbeaten 71 in the final, said that the team wanted to show aggression.
He said that they just wanted to show the whole world that the Sri Lankan team had some sort of aggression.
Rajapaksa further added that the islander cricket team wanted to look forward to the World Cup and keep up the momentum. He said that it was a great win.
Sri Lanka defeated Pakistan in the final of the Asian Cricket Council’s (ACC) Asia Cup t20 last night. Despite the fall of early top five wickets the host team managed to set a defendable target of 177 for Pakistan but was short by 24 runs in the end.