Considering the World Cup, this match of Bangladesh is not important. Same is the case with Sri Lanka. Farewell is confirmed for both parties. However, the battle is now for a place in the Champions Trophy. With that equation in mind, Bangladesh faced Sri Lanka on Monday (November 6). Bangladesh bowled after winning the toss at the Arun Jaitley Stadium in Delhi.
No one expected such a miserable performance from Bangladesh. Shakib Al Hasan was in good form before the World Cup. But, they have lost it after coming to Asar. Coach Chandika Hathurusinghe spoke about such a situation in Bangladesh.
Bangladesh Hathurusinghe said in the pre-match press conference on Sunday (November 5), ‘Sri Lanka and Bangladesh played well before the World Cup. Now the situation of both parties is very sad. This match is important for us. We lost the opportunity to play in the World Cup semis. But, to play in the Champions League, we have to give our best in the remaining matches.’
About the match, Sri Lankan coach Chris Silverwood said, ‘We lost very badly against India. We forgot that. The boys’ eyes are on the next match. They are given the freedom to play their natural game. We are looking forward to a good match.’