We need to be more consistent, says Mahela

“We have been consistent. But still there is room for improvement in such a big and long tournament. It’s important that we be consistent and try to get better and better going forward because you get big games and tough games coming in a few weeks. I am quite happy with the way we started the tournament and where we are right now,” Jayawardene told reporters here on Wednesday.

Zimbabwe might not have made a mighty impression in the tournament, but Jayawardene said Lanka will not take the Africans lightly. “We rank Zimbabwe with any other team. They are a very good all round side we come across them quite often and they can be a surprise package.

“We are not taking anything lightly and we just want to concentrate on our performances which is in our control with the players whom we play and execute a game plan. Apart from their fumbling against Pakistan, Sri Lanka have showed good form in the quadrennial mega show, but Jayawardene said the former champions have not hit the peak till now.

“We haven’t for sure. Lasith’s return to the team has given us a bit more options in our team which is great. We have a lot of option with the spin department and pace as well and given the opposition and given the conditions we will use that.

“Even on the field we always have room to improve and we need to make sure that we make use of those half-chances and which should be very crucial in a World Cup. Hopefully, we’ll get to our peak when we come to the last three games.”    

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