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Sri Lanka legend: Target India's bowlers

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Sanath Jayasuriya believes Sri Lanka will target India's bowling when the two sides meet in the ICC Champions Trophy semi-final, on Thursday.

India will start the match in Cardiff as favourites after winning all of their group matches but Sri Lanka's former captain is hopeful of pulling off an upset.

Sri Lanka lost their first group match to New Zealand before beating England and Australia to progress to the semi-finals.

Jayasuriya told BBC Sport: "Their bowling isn't the best, so we need to have a very good plan.

"The goal was to make the semi-finals. Anything can happen now."

Jayaysuriya made 445 one-day appearances for Sri Lanka, as well as appearing in 110 Test matches. He holds the record for the fastest ODI fifty.

The 43-year-old captained his country when they shared the 2002 Champions Trophy with India, and he scored 28 centuries in the one-day format.

Sri Lanka's last match saw them beat Australia by 20 runs, having scored 253 in their innings. Their highest score for the tournament came against England when they knocked off the 297 runs needed with just under three overs spare.

 

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