Sri Lankan off-spin wizard Muttiah Muralitharan on Sunday said his team are keen to avenge their drubbing on Indian soil last year in the upcoming One-day International (ODI) tri-series in Colombo.
Sri Lanka were outplayed 6-1 by India in the one-day series in September-October last year and the tri-series would be their first meeting since then. South Africa is the third team in fray for the August 14-29 competition.
â€œWe have shown our strength by winning the (one-day) series against England last month. We had played extremely well against them. We are also keen to take revenge for our loss on Indian soil last season,â€ he told reporters after flagging off the MyTVS Heritage Car Rally here.
Sri Lanka, rejuvenated by the return of veteran Sanath Jayasuriya, blanked England 5-0 in a recent one-day series.
Sounding upbeat about continuing their winning spree, Muralitharan said, â€œWeÃll be able to win the tri-series since we enjoy home conditions. We definitely have an edge over India and South Africa.
The off-spinner is also looking forward to renew his on-field rivalry with Sachin Tendulkar, who he hoped would be fit in time for the contest. â€œSachin is a great player. He knows how to recover fast from an injury. I hope he would be fit to play the tri-series.â€
On his chances of breaking Shane Warneâ€™s record of taking highest number of Test wickets, Muralitharan said, â€œUltimately, one, who plays more Test matches, will be the world record holder.
Source:The NewsMore on:Muttiah Muralitharan, Sri Lanka
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