Sri Lanka’s skipper Angelo Mathews has said that after having a poor series against New Zealand just before the World Cup, Sri Lanka have peaked at the right time with three victories in their first four World Cup matches, including a nine-wicket thumping of England last time out. 

Mathews said:

Coming into the World Cup, no one really gave us a chance, we had a pretty poor series against New Zealand and we weren’t playing good cricket. We are picking ourselves up and I think we are peaking at the right time. It’s going to be an even contest, from the quarter-finals onwards, whoever plays the best cricket will go on to win the World Cup.

Mathews also expressed that even after losing Dimuth Karunarathne and Rangana Herath due to injuries, the team is ready for the Australia clash, which is scheduled to take place on March 8th at Sydney. 

Recently when we’ve played against Australia, we beat them in England and we beat them here, so we have the capacity, we have the skill, it’s just they are a very hard team to beat. But we’ve just got to flush out the past and go out and enjoy ourselves tomorrow, Mathews added. 

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