Australia ready for next matches, says skipper Meg Lanning after loss against India

Australia skipper Meg Lanning feels it's a knockout tournament now for her team after the shock defeat to India, as the reigning champions get ready to take on Sri Lanka here on Monday.

The loss meant Australia will likely have to win their remaining three games to reach the semi-finals. "It's not ideal, we would have loved to have won last night. But it's a long way to go in this tournament," Lanning said.

"I've never gone through a World Cup and not lost a group stage game. We've got that one out of the way early.

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"It's a knockout tournament (now) -- we probably started that a little bit earlier than we would have liked.

“But there's pressure on at World Cups all the time. "We're looking no further ahead than Sri Lanka -- they're a good side and they've performed well over the last little bit. "So we'll hopefully get out tournament up and running when we come up against them."