We need to work on our bowling: Ashwin

Aug 04, 2012, 10:17 IST | A Correspondent

Off-spinner Ravichandran Ashwin felt India are doing well and there's no point in highlighting any individual performance ahead of the fifth and final ODI against Sri Lanka today. India have already pocketed the series by taking an unassailable 3-1 lead in Colombo last Tuesday.

 “We are doing well as a team and there is no need to single out any individual. Everybody is backing each other well,” Ashwin said on eve of the dead rubber.

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But according to the offie, India has been inconsistent when it came to bowling. “Some work is going into bowling at the death. It does happen that bowlers do go for runs, we need to find different lengths at different venues,” Ashwin said.

But for Sri Lanka, this is more than a dead rubber as they want to end the series on a high. “We hope to give our best to try and win tomorrow’s match. We have not fared well in the series and obviously that is not something to be proud of,” Sri Lanka vice-captain Angelo Mathews said.

However, the hosts are unlikely to make too many changes in the team for the fifth match. There will be one change in the batting order as former captain Kumar Sangakkara has been ruled out due to injury. 

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