Lankans are better prepared for Oz conditions: Geoff Marsh

Feb 02, 2012, 07:22 IST | Agencies
The Sri Lankan side should have no difficulties adjusting to Australia's livelier wickets, in the upcoming tri-series as they have performed well in similar conditions in South Africa, sacked Sri Lankan coach Geoff Marsh said.

Geoff Marsh

"I think one thing these guys have done over the last couple of months is play a lot of cricket in South Africa," Marsh told SEN SportsCentral radio yesterday.

"It's not like coming from Sri Lanka into Australia, where you come from slow, turning wickets on to Australia's pacier wickets. I think they're more acclimatised to it. I think they'll be more ready for the tour.

"They're a very good side. They were World Cup runners-up ten months ago. "They've toured South Africa. You only have to talk to the Australian players about how tough it is to win over there and these boys managed to win a Test match and won the last two one-dayers chasing 300 on both occasions. So there is a lot of talent in the Sri Lankan side and I think it will be an exciting series," he added.

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