Harare, June 17 Every match of Males’s ODI World Cup qualifiers shall be excessive stakes, with ten groups contesting for 2 locations on the world showpiece occasion set to be held later this yr in India.
One of many ten groups in rivalry for these two spots is 1996 champions Sri Lanka, who shall be kicking off their Group B marketing campaign in Bulawayo towards the United Arab Emirates on Monday, and captain Dasun Shanaka stated his workforce is conscious that any opposition can’t be taken evenly in a match the place ODI World Cup spots are at stake.
“We’re very assured of doing properly within the Qualifiers and used the 2 warm-ups to get our boys into match conditions, and the workforce is wanting ahead to the video games arising. We additionally know that each workforce collaborating on this competitors is aiming to win, which implies that no opponent might be taken evenly, particularly in an important match resembling this, and we’re properly conscious of it,” Shanaka instructed ICC.
UAE, a facet stuffed with enthusiastic kids, enter the qualifiers on the again of top-two end within the Males’s Cricket World Cup Qualifier Play-off 2023 in Namibia and captain Mohammad Waseem is backing his younger gamers to showcase their expertise within the match.
“We’re absolutely centered and dedicated on giving our very best within the match. We’re conscious of what lies forward for us when it comes to the pedigree and expertise of our opponents. We even have some extremely proficient kids in Ali Naseer, Jawadullah and Aayan Afzal Khan and I’ve little doubt that they may showcase their expertise and show their value to the facet in these huge video games,” Waseem stated.
In the meantime, Eire captain Andrew Balbirnie feels his workforce should be at their greatest on a regular basis to place a powerful problem towards different groups of their group.
“We’re actually wanting ahead to taking part in cricket in Zimbabwe, it’s a excellent place to play. We had been right here in January, taking part in some ODIs and T20s. Having performed on this competitors earlier than in 2018 I understand how cutthroat it’s so we’ve to be at our greatest for an extended time frame,” Balbirnie stated.
Whereas ODI World Cup qualification is on everybody’s minds, Oman captain Zeeshan Maqsood additionally has making the folks again house take up the game in enormous numbers, in his sight.
“We’ve been getting ready properly to acclimatise and adapt to the situations in Zimbabwe. We definitely are wanting ahead to taking part in the very best order of aggressive cricket at this marquee occasion and can make our nation proud. The Qualifiers is definitely a platform for us as properly to encourage the game of cricket in Oman,” Maqsood acknowledged.
Scotland captain Richie Berrington feels his workforce has a mixture of expertise and youth to be at their greatest within the competitors.
“Preparations in Harare have gone properly, and we respect the hospitality to this point. We’re conscious that every sport could have its personal challenges, nonetheless we’ve an awesome mixture of expertise and youth inside the squad to achieve success within the match,” stated Berrington.
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