Mahela Jayawardene, a legendary batsman, believes that following Sri Lanka’s victory at the Asia Cup 2022, there should be a new focus on winning the ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, This runs from October 16 to November 13 in Australia.
On the most recent episode of The ICC Review, Jayawardena and host Sanjana Ganesan proudly reviewed the recent changes made by his old team.
They shouldn’t be considering anything other than going all the way and winning the World Cup, according to Jayawardena if they take the confidence from what they accomplished in the last (T20) World Cup and the Asia Cup.
“I mean, that’s the mindset to have, and I feel like this group will play with that degree of assurance and without any extra baggage, so just go out there and enjoy your cricket and play,” the speaker said.
“Their November T20 tour of Australia was a triumph. They did an excellent job. In light of everything, I believe they are in a terrific position right now.”
Sri Lanka’s 2022 Asia Cup campaign was rocky when Afghanistan defeated them by eight wickets in the opening match. They recovered, though, and beat Bangladesh by two wickets in a thrilling group match to advance to the Super-4 level.
Sri Lanka was the most dominant team in the Super-4 round, winning all three games to go to the championship. They defeated Afghanistan by four wickets to get things going before defeating India by six wickets and Pakistan by five wickets.
Shanaka and the company overcame the Babar Azam-led Pakistan team in the summit match to win the coveted title.
Although I knew they possessed the skills, I don’t believe anyone gave them a chance to win the competition, Jayawardena remarked. The door was being knocked on. They simply required that assurance, in my opinion. Once they had that, they simply played some outstanding cricket. It was a team effort, therefore in my opinion there weren’t any superstars. Everyone contributed.
Before the Super-12 stage of the T20 World Cup 2022, Sri Lanka will have to play matches against Namibia, the Netherlands, and the United Arab Emirates.
Mahela Jayawardena believes that this might benefit his nation’s team.
The World Cup’s opening match will be essential for them since they must gain momentum and acclimate to the surroundings, according to Jayawardena. But I have every faith that they can pull it off.