Having conceded the series, Sri Lanka will be questing for a much needed consolation win academic interest as it would be in tonight’s third and final T20 against South Africa at the R. Premadasa International Stadium. Shedding the lingering defeatist stigma following two straight losses is paramountly important to Sri Lanka to up its player morale run up to the next major hurdle October’s ICC T20 World Cup 2021. Therein, from a Lankan perspective, today’s game assumes the all serious must win significance to Dasun Shanaka and his team to come on top for the generating cheer up, buoying clout such a result would wring in to Sri Lanka’s world cup campaign.
In such a two way thrust, Sri Lanka’s fortunes revolving around a largely new look, new blood selector accentuation course that has just sprung up from early beginnings of an ambitious high road drive is understandable.
In such a throwback, that Sri Lanka is head on to the top flght arena of the giant sized where no quarters are given nor asked for where the fittest survive for the alluring high stakes trophy glitter and million dollar plus pay off, the gelling sword edge to such an Everest is the mighty challenge facing the Lankan camp. A much sought atoning win back home against the tails up South Africans would be the ideal start up to that campaign from the blotched to the world extravaganza.
For the South Africans seeking the elusive much deserving world cup glitter, a nailing clean sweep would be the perfection to galvanising a combative all-round player resource to surmounting the flying challenges to such an euphoric for a nation that has coloured the international cricketing arena in no mean measure over the years.