India will bounce back from the 4-1 One-day International (ODI) series defeat in the West Indies in May and win an overdue trophy in next monthâ€™s triangular series in Sri Lanka, leading off-spinner Harbhajan Singh forecast.
South Africa are the third team in the August 14-29 tournament.
Harbhajan said that before joining the conditioning camp that began in Bangalore on Tuesday India were fully capable of beating hosts Sri Lanka at home. â€œThey know their conditions and know the total which can help them win. But having beaten them 6-1 in India last year, Sri Lanka obviously know we are a very different side now.â€
India won 18 out of 24 ODIs against Sri Lanka, South Africa, Pakistan and England before the West Indies beat them in May.
Sri Lanka defeated India in their previous two meetings in a final at home â€” by 18 runs in a tri-series last year and by 25 runs in the 2004 Asia Cup â€” and are currently on a high after beating England away 5-0.
â€œThey apply pressure on the batsmen by using their spinners very well in the middle overs and their fielding is top class,â€ Harbhajan said. â€œWe always got good starts out there, but didnâ€™t continue that well in the middle overs and thatâ€™s where we lost the games.â€
Harbhajan blamed the West Indies one-day series defeat on poor Indian batting. He said: â€œThey (West Indies) were not scoring more than 240-250, which are scores we should be successfully chasing any day with the kind of batting we have.â€
Source:The NewsMore on:Harbhajan Singh, India, India in Sri Lanka 2006
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