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ICC World Cup 2019 | Sri Lankan Fan Climbs Tree, Wants Team to Fulfill This Demand

Cricketnext Staff |June 4, 2019, 12:43 PM IST
ICC World Cup 2019 | Sri Lankan Fan Climbs Tree, Wants Team to Fulfill This Demand

Sri Lanka has been known to be a cricket crazy nation and the bar was literally set very very high when a man in the island nation climbed a tree, demanding Sri Lanka to promote all-rounder Thisara Perera in the batting order.

After a huge loss against the Black Caps at the start of their World Cup campaign, this man touted for Perera as an opener. Even former cricketer and current commentator Russell Arnold couldn’t help but vouch for the man.

In a cheeky tweet, Arnold lauded him and expected him to continue his protest. Here’s the video of the same:

Heading into the World Cup, Sri Lanka has already been going through a lot of troubles lately. There were many questions regarding the squad selection of the World Cup and the captaincy choice in Dimuth Karunaratne who last played an ODI way back in the previous World Cup.

Their loss against New Zealand also didn’t inspire much confidence to the Sri Lankan outfit. If they don’t mend their way early into the tournament, the runners-up of the 2007 and 2011 World Cup may end up having a disastrous campaign this season.

Sri Lanka play their next game against Afghanistan on Tuesday. A victory may somewhat rejuvenate them but a loss will hurt their confidence badly.

Cricket World Cup Points Table

Pos Team P W L T/NR PTS NRR
1
NZ
6 5 0 1 11 +1.30
2
AUS
6 5 1 0 10 +0.84
3
IND
5 4 0 1 9 +0.80
4
ENG
6 4 2 0 8 +1.45
5
BAN
7 3 3 1 7 -0.13
6
SL
6 2 2 2 6 -1.11
7
PAK
6 2 3 1 5 -1.26
8
WI
6 1 4 1 3 +0.19
9
SA
7 1 5 1 3 -0.32
10
AFG
7 0 7 0 0 -1.63

Team Rankings

Rank Team Points Rating
1 India 3631 113
2 New Zealand 2547 111
3 South Africa 2917 108
4 England 3663 105
5 Australia 2640 98
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 England 5720 124
2 India 5990 122
3 New Zealand 4121 114
4 South Africa 4647 111
5 Australia 4805 109
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Rank Team Points Rating
1 Pakistan 7365 283
2 England 4253 266
3 South Africa 4196 262
4 Australia 5471 261
5 India 7273 260
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