Nobody is hopeful for a good chance for Sri Lanka in Champions Trophy, but their Captain Angelo Mathews is confident that his team Lanka is even capable of winning the trophy.
Angelo Mathews says that they are quite happy to enter the tournament as underdogs as it relieves huge pressure from the players.
In a pool also featuring India, Pakistan and South Africa, Mathews admits his team is being seen as an outsider to lift the trophy but is confident Sri Lanka has the firepower to make a run at the title.
“All the teams are quite even, I think in the past few months we have had a few lapses here and there. Nobody will give us a chance, to be really honest, but we are happy to enter the tournament as underdogs”, says Mathews
“We are confident, we have prepared extremely well. In Sri Lanka and England for the past few days, it’s been really good. Hopefully, we can play tomorrow’s practice game (against Australia), and get a good practice out of it.
“All the teams are quite even but it’s on the given day, the guys who make less mistakes will win. It can be England, it can be us, it can be anyone.
“Everyone has got a chance, no one can write anyone off and I’m sure it will be a very exciting tournament.” He added.