Tri-series will be challenging, says Dravid
by CricketArchive Staff Reporter
DateLine: 12th August 2006
India skipper Rahul Dravid on Friday predicted a tough triangular
series against South Africa and hosts Sri Lanka, saying both rivals
were a force to reckon with in world cricket.
“Sri Lanka are playing very good cricket at the moment and are always
difficult opponents at home," Dravid said ahead of the August 14-29
series in the Sri Lankan capital. “And let's not forget South Africa.
They are not the number two team in the world for nothing. Any side
that chases down a 400-plus score has to be very explosive.”
Dravid admitted Sri Lanka would be different rivals from the side that
India thrashed 6-1 at home last year. "We had a great series against
them last year, but that does not give us any advantage," he said.
"It's a new series, a new game and we will have to be at our best to
India, who arrived in Colombo on Thursday night, will play two practice
matches against local teams on Saturday and Sunday.