Sri Lanka’s cricket team is looking to bounce back after a heavy loss in the World Cup and secure a spot in the Champions Trophy in Pakistan in 2025. They were dismissed for a low score of 55 runs and suffered a 302-run defeat against India, leaving them in seventh place in the tournament. The top seven finishers in the World Cup will qualify for the Champions Trophy. Assistant coach Naveed Nawaz is determined to motivate the young team and bring out their best cricket in the remaining two games. Despite the recent decline in performance, Nawaz believes that Sri Lankan cricket is in a rebuilding stage with promising young players who are learning from their mistakes and will do well in the future. He praised India’s pace bowlers, especially Mohammed Shami, who became India’s most successful World Cup bowler with 45 wickets. Shami attributes his success to rhythm, good food, an uncluttered mind, and the support from the Indian people. Sri Lankan batsmen Shubman Gill and Shreyas Iyer acknowledged the exceptional performance of India’s bowlers, which made their job as batsmen easier.
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