Unlike the past few World Cups, Sri Lankan unit isn’t carrying the ‘favorites’ tag before entering the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament. Ever since the retirement of veteran cricketers Kumar Sangakkara and Mahela Jayawardene, the team has been found struggling even against the low-ranked teams.
However, the forthcoming mega-event commencing from May 30 in England and Wales provides the Islanders an ideal chance to steal the thunder of the competition. All-rounder Jeffrey Vandersay realizes the significance of such a tournament as he shared Sri Lanka’s plans for the biggest cricket gala.
Reflecting on Sri Lanka’s World Cup hopes, the 29-year old added that his bunch isn’t here to absorb losses and get out. Instead, the aim of this Sri Lankan side is to reclaim the past glory and win the iconic event. The Wattala born admitted the toughness of the competition but he is confident about his team putting a valiant show in the World Cup. Sri Lanka’s World Cup journey will begin with a game against New Zealand on June 2 at Cardiff.