Lasith Malinga to Fly Back Home After the Game Against Bangladesh

Lasith Malinga to Fly Back Home After the Game Against Bangladesh

Lasith Malinga to Fly Back Home After the Game Against Bangladesh

Sri Lanka would feel hard done by rain, twice in two matches.

The teams split the competition points, and both still have only one win from four games each.

The contest between South Africa and Windies also saw only 7.3 overs of play after which the heavens opened up. "If they could put a reserve day it would have been fine".

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"I know logistically, it would have been a big headache for the tournament organisers, and 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".

Tamim Iqbal, Shakib Al Hasan, Mushfiqur Rahim and Soumya Sarkar are important cogs with the bat for Bangladesh and Sri Lanka pacemen Nuwan Pradeep and Lasith Malinga will be hoping to make early inroads.

The inclement weather in England and Wales is starting to become a major talking point after Bangladesh-Sri Lanka became the latest fixture to be rained off.

The abandonment was the third game in five days to be rained off without a result, and Rhodes believes that reserve days for inclement weather could have been accommodated to prevent the danger of distortions in the 46-day tournament.

Skipper Karunaratne said that his team was at the World Cup to play competitive cricket and didn't want points for free.

Rhodes, who hails from Worcestershire, also felt there was a case to fit in reserve days as most sides had at least "two to three days" between matches.

The weather over England is poor this week, and rain is forecast at Taunton on Wednesday, when Australia plays Pakistan, and on Thursday at Nottingham, where India meets New Zealand.

Bangladesh face West Indies in their next match at Taunton on Monday.

"So I think we need to prepare for the games, after winning, and we need momentum for that game".

"It's disappointing for the crowd, as well". Asked whether their lack of action will hinder them, Karunaratne added: "Every game is a challenging game".

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