“To play against Sri Lanka is proud for us. We have learned a lot from them, the way their bowlers bowled and their batters. First 10 overs, we lost too many wickets early on. We are tested now and that is good for us. Now we know what we need to do going forward. The positive for us is we have two wins. We cannot lose hope and we have to feel pride and play well. We have to forget this game and move forward. [Ayaan Khan’s innings] He played very well. Unfortunately he couldn’t get a 50 but hopefully he’ll get more in the next games.”
“It’s not about the toss. It’s about the body language and the intent. Lahiru Kumara and Kasun Rajitha, they started really well and showed the intent. We don’t take any team lightly. We need to bring our A game whatever the opposition is. Another six games to go so we are planning to give 100% when we come to the field. [On Hasaranga] He’s a champion. Whenever I throw him the ball, he delivers for me. Very good to see him keep getting five-wicket hauls and man of the match awards. I think the future is really bright and they support staff and management has done a good job to keep the environment calm.”
Wanindu Hasaranga is the Player of the Match:
“This is a very good wicket to bowl for legspinners. I tried to bowl at the stumps. I think that’s why I got wickets. I don’t know what is the reason (why I keep taking wickets) but I try to bowl at the stumps and I do my normal basic things. The fast bowlers bowled really well and bowled good areas. Lahiru Kumara bowled really well and Kasun Rajitha supported him really well. These matches are really helpful for the World Cup tournament and are very helpful for us.”
Sri Lanka vs Oman Highlights today, Friday 23-6-2023. 11th Match, Group B, ICC Cricket World Cup 2023 Qualifier, Queens Sports Club, Bulawayo.
Toss: Sri Lanka chose to field.
Sri Lanka team: Pathum Nissanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kusal Mendis †, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Charith Asalanka, Dasun Shanaka (c), Dhananjaya de Silva, Wanindu Hasaranga, Maheesh Theekshana, Kasun Rajitha, Lahiru Kumara.
Oman team: Kashyap Prajapati, Jatinder Singh, Aqib Ilyas, Zeeshan Maqsood (c), Mohammad Nadeem, Ayaan Khan, Shoaib Khan, Jay Odedra, Naseem Khushi †, Fayyaz Butt, Bilal Khan.
Head to Head In ODI’s: 0
Sri Lanka Won: 0
Oman Won: 0
Sri Lanka ODI Rankings: 9th
Oman ODI Rankings: 18th
(last five completed ODI’s, most recent first)
Sri Lanka WWWLL
Match Timings: 7:00 AM GMT | 9:00 AM Local
Umpires – Gregory Brathwaite, Langton Rusere
TV Umpire – Bongani Jele
Match Referee – Shaid Wadvalla
Reserve Umpire – Wayne Knights
Match number – ODI no. 4595