Despite entering into the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 tournament as a ninth-ranked ODI team, Sri Lankan fans were backing the unit to make it to the semi-finals of the competition. To be honest, the Islanders had their moments of brilliance but the consistency and temperament was missing from their arsenal and hence the elimination.
Like all the other people of the country, the news of Sri Lanka getting knocked out of the ongoing championship in England and Wales didn’t go down well with the head coach Chandika Hathurusingha who believes that Sri Lanka had the skill-set to reach the semi-finals of the event.
The 50-year old, while reviewing Sri Lanka’s World Cup performance, shared disappointment as he added that the think tank planned effectively for the tournament. Nevertheless, the Colombo born wants his team to end on a high note by beating India in their last World Cup fixture.
“I am very disappointed for not finishing in top four. Our focus right from start was to enter semis and take it from there. We had enough skills and planned accordingly, but we failed to execute them properly. It all comes down to performing on the given day,” Hathurusingha added as he reflected on Sri Lanka’s World Cup journey.