Sri Lanka coach Graham Ford feels their young batting line up faces a huge mental challenge as they prepare for the three Test matches in England, starting later this month.
Australia opener David Warner has never played a Test in Sri Lanka, but is undaunted by the prospect and hopes his improved record in recent years will hold him in good stead come July.
Sri Lanka's new chief selector Sanath Jayasuriya says he and his selection panel need to start from the bottom if they hope for the national side to improve on the field.
Australia have extended their lead at the top of the ICC Test rankings while South Africa have continued their alarming slide, dropping to a lowly sixth place.
Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews wants his young side to continue to play fearless cricket as they prepare for their tour to England later this month.