Third ODI is just ‘another game’ for Perera

Sri Lanka captain Thisara Perera said they will love to treat the decider against India here on Sunday like any other normal game.

Thisara Perera is confident of a turnaround in Visakhapatnam.   -  Akhilesh Kumar

Sri Lanka captain Thisara Perera said they will love to treat the decider against India here on Sunday like any other normal game.

Speaking to media here on Saturday, Perera said they had very good long preparations ahead of the third ODI and the players are all excited.

“India is the best team and they should feel the pressure. For us it is like any other game,” he said.

“We do have plans for Rohit and Dhawan and others too. Had a talk with the pacers after the Mohali one-dayer where we felt bowling was disappointing and didn’t click,” Perera said.

“But again these things do happen in one or two games. We have to come back strongly in conditions which are lot more similar to our home conditions unlike Dharamshala or Mohali,” he said.

“It is stressed to them the importance of taking early wickets to put pressure on the others,” the Lankan captain said.

On the pitch here, Perera said that in the past there was only high scoring match and that it looked dry. “It might turn and can be on the slower side too,” he added.

The Lankan all-rounder said that there are no injury woes ahead of Sunday’s game.

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