Bangladesh-Sri Lanka washout sets World Cup record


In the absence of two key players, Sri Lanka would likely be a bit less disappointed as compared to Bangladesh after the match being rained off.

Sri Lanka's World Cup game against Bangladesh was abandoned without a ball bowled, as a record third match in the tournament was called off due to rain.

The umpires made the call just before 2 p.m. local time, almost 3 1/2 hours after the group match was scheduled to start. "I know Sri Lanka would have fought very hard and been no pushovers at all, but we do see it as one point lost, and that's disappointing".

Two matches of the ongoing ICC World Cup 2019 have already been washed out by rain: Pakistan vs Sri Lanka and South Africa vs West Indies.

The Sri Lanka captain said: "I think as a team, we came here to play".

"We want to play cricket, win games and gain the points", he told reporters.

"I'm very, very happy with the way we play the white ball, particularly when it's short", Rhodes said. They also state the reason for his departure while confirming that Lasith Malinga will be available for selection in the next match against Australia on June 15. After losing the first game against New Zealand by 10 wickets, the islanders have managed to steady their ship.

"He is expected to join the team before the next World Cup game, which will be played against Australia on 15th", SLC said in a statement.

Bangladesh also knows what's coming next Monday in Taunton where it faces the West Indies. So we are well aware of what they have got and we know what's coming and we've got some plans to try and deal with that.

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

Meanwhile, Australia will play Pakistan at 9.30 tonight.

Rhodes was more upbeat on the prognosis of the all-rounder Shakib Al Hasan, who was a doubt because of a thigh injury he sustained against England at the weekend.