Gulf Today (UAE) – Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will have an eye fixed firmly on the 2019 World Cup when they get the Asia Cup underway in Dubai on Saturday.

Summary

  • Sri Lanka and Bangladesh will have an eye fixed firmly on the 2019 World Cup when they get the Asia Cup underway in Dubai on Saturday.
  • Sharma said although a lot cricket is to be played between now and the World Cup, to be held in England between May 30 to July 15 next year, the Asia Cup can help in the build-up.
  • “In a way you can say that (the Asia Cup is a build-up) because every team wants to go to the World Cup wanting to know their combination,” Sharma said at a press conference.
  • Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews and Bangladesh’s Mashrafe Mortaza described the Asia Cup as the process towards the World Cup.
  • “Asia Cup is an important tournament so we have done a good homework for it and build-up towards the World Cup which is still far,” said Mortaza.

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