Aakash Chopra says “This is a team that can hurt you” in T20 World Cup 2021. Chopra feels Sri Lanka can spring a few surprises. Also, including against Australia in tonight’s encounter between the two sides. Sri Lanka is qualified for the Super 12 stage of the T20 World Cup. With an all-win record in Round 1. They got the better of Bangladesh in their first Group 1 series to continue their winning spree. While preparing for the match between Sri Lanka and Australia. In a video on his YouTube channel, he said. Chopra further mentioned that the Dasun Shanaka-led team had brought its battling skills.
“Sri Lanka is punching above their weight, a lot of their things are falling in place. Sri Lanka is the sum of all parts. It is not a team seeing whom you get scared but this team knows how to fight. This is a team that can hurt you,” Aakash Chopra said.
“They are playing well, whether it is Asalanka at the top or Rajapaksa or Hasaranga – who you can see both batting and bowling. If you see their bowling, Theekshana bowls very well, Dushmanta Chameera, Lahiru Kumara, and Karunaratne do their jobs,” Chopra added.
Charith Asalanka and Bhanuka Rajapaksa
Thus, Charith Asalanka and Bhanuka Rajapaksa strung together an 86-run partnership for the fifth wicket. When Sri Lanka was in a spot of bother at 79/4. While chasing a 172-run target against Bangladesh. They will hope that Maheesh Theekshana missed the Bangladesh match. Due to injury is fully fit for the encounter against Australia. Discussing Australia, Chopra believes in the presence of quality all-rounders. Like Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis and Glenn Maxwell give them an impressive look.
“Australia is mighty in my opinion if you talk about the balance. Pakistan has two-three good spin-bowling all-rounders. This team also has a decent number of all-rounders – they have Mitchell Marsh, Marcus Stoinis, and Glenn Maxwell and all three are playing like proper all-rounders,” Chopra said.