India won't unwind against Sri Lanka as semis loom

LEEDS: Dinesh Karthik demands India won't relax in their last World Cup alliance round match against Sri Lanka on Saturday in light of the fact that the title contenders need to go into the semi-finals on a high.

Virat Kohli's side has won six of their eight amusements in the wake of beating Bangladesh in their past excursion to seal a semi-last compartment.

As opposed to lay on their shrubs, India batsman Karthik, who made his Reality Cup debut against Bangladesh, is resolute the group intend to tweak their game at Headingley this end of the week.

"For all the four groups that qualify, it will be an enormous game (the semi-finals). So that is in the back of the brain," Karthik told journalists on Friday. "In any case, having said that, I believe we're proficient enough to go out there against Sri Lanka and play a clinical game.

"There is degree for development in all parts of our game. We've been playing a decent competition as of recently, however I'm certain by and by every player would have some case to tick."

Guarding champions Australia, double cross victors India and Britain and New Zealand have booked their semi-last places in front of Saturday's last class recreations.

India, who are second in a table as of now beaten by Australia, need to beat Sri Lanka to jump Aaron Finch's side.

They likewise need assistance from disposed of South Africa, who might need to beat Australia later on Saturday at Old Trafford for India to finish in top spot.

Karthik demanded India, who will take on either New Zealand at Old Trafford on Tuesday or Britain two days after the fact, have no inclination for their semi-last rivals.

"It's difficult for me to state, clearly, which group will be a danger. Be that as it may, on some random day any group can hold up. Furthermore, that is the excellence of a competition like a World Cup," Karthik said. "We're truly anticipating it as a group. In the meantime, I think we have a game to play in Leeds. We'll do as well as can be expected come Saturday."

In the interim, Sri Lanka commander Dimuth Karunaratne has encouraged his nation's cricket boss to enable more players to enter abroad Twenty20 associations to compensate for the restrictions of their residential structure.

Sri Lanka have neglected to reproduce their 1996 World Cup triumph in the present competition, with the retirements of Mahela Jayawardene and Kumar Sangakkara leaving them shy of top-class ability.

"In Sri Lanka we have one residential season. The players have just one opportunity to grandstand their ability in a specific household season and we can distinguish players just that season," Karunaratne told correspondents. "We need to close that hole [between household and global cricket]. We need to allow to the players to play in IPL, Huge Slam or district cricket."

Karunaratne's group resuscitated their hailing World Cup battle by disquieting hosts Britain, yet they before long endured a misfortune to South Africa that broke their last four expectations.

Karunaratne however has still taken out positives from the crusade as he singled out Avishka Fernando as a future star.

"Avishka Fernando is doing great. In the last three diversions, he demonstrated that he can create a few keeps running for Sri Lanka and he is one of things to come stars," he said.

Fernando, 21, hit his lady universal century in the group's third win of the competition against the West Non mainstream players on Monday, however that was insufficient to make the semi-polished product.
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