Angelo Mathews expects a close Champions Trophy final
Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews is predicting a tight Champions Trophy final after India advanced to an Edgbaston appointment with England thanks to an eight-wicket win over his side.
Asked to pick a winner, Mathews said: “That’s a toughie. Both teams are quite even and on that day whoever does less mistakes will win the game.”
The Sri Lankan captain was pleased with how his team had performed since losing their opening game against New Zealand.
“We can’t be happy. Our main objective was to get to the semi-finals, but I thought from there we wanted to kick on to the finals. We just wanted to take one game at a time, and we just had a bad day at the office. “But credit should go to the whole team, the way they showed their character in the second and third games after losing to New Zealand. “We had to do it the hard way, and the boys rose up to the occasion.”