Published: Tue, June 11, 2019
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Lasith Malinga to Fly Back Home After the Game Against Bangladesh

Lasith Malinga to Fly Back Home After the Game Against Bangladesh

Overnight and early morning downpour meant the toss could not be held at 10:30am local time on Tuesday.

Both Bangladesh and Sri Lanka - neither of whom are expected to make the semi-finals - receive a point for their troubles.

Dream11 Team BAN vs SL ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 - Cricket Predictions Tips For Today's World Cup Bangladsh vs Sri Lanka at The Rose Bowl, Southampton: Bangladesh, after winning their first game, seemed to have lost their magic touch as they lost two consecutive matches against New Zealand and England respectively. "I know logistically it would have been a big headache for the tournament organisers. They have got tickets to see a game of cricket, and you know it would be up to them if they can get there the day after", Rhodes said.

Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne was philosophical after their second straight abandoned result. "I know that it would have been hard, but we have got quite a lot of time in between games, and if we have got to travel a day later, then so be it", he said. People from all over the world keep asking me whether it's going to rain; I don't know.

Rhodes expects star allrounder Shakib Al Hasan, who hurt a thigh muscle on Saturday while scoring a century against England, to be available to play the West Indies after another five days of recuperation.


Meanwhile, Lasith Malinga played a significant role in the only game Sri Lanka won.

"Do I think it's £50,000 ($63,588, 56,000 euros)?" "We really felt we targeted that sort of game as two points".

Sri Lanka will have had a playing gap of 11 days since beating Afghanistan when they play Australia at the Oval this Saturday.

"But we have got quite a lot of time in between games, and if we have got to travel a day later, then so be it", said Rhodes, whose Bangladesh team next play the West Indies in Taunton on 17 June.

What will help against the Australians, he added, was having played them in a warmup last month, so they know what's coming.

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