Jayawardene said Fernando is the Sri Lanka World Cup spark they need
Former Sri Lanka captain Mahela Jayawardene said batsman Avishka Fernando can boost the team’s ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 chances. This comes after Fernando scored a century which sealed his team’s win against West Indies on Monday.
“It has been a tough couple of years for Sri Lanka but we have learned our lessons,” said Jayawardene in a column for the International Cricket Council (ICC). “It is important that we plan around a group of players who will be there for the next four years and I think Avishka has shown he has to be a big part of that.”
“He will take a lot of confidence from this and he has now proven to himself that he can go on and do it on the international stage,” continued Jayawardene. “I thought he might start the tournament but the slectors understandably went with experience. But as this tournament has progressed, it’s been clear we have needed a spark. And there it is.”
Sri Lanka will play their last World Cup match against India on Saturday at Headingley Carnegie. The Lions have +470 odds to win the game while the Men in Blue have -625 odds.
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