Sri Lanka head coach Marvan Atapattu is not expecting his team to win the ODI series against India, let alone whitewash it, saying he rather wants to see the fringe players get some experience in the long term.
ICC chief Dave Richardson has defended the recent crackdown on illegal bowling actions, saying it was ridiculous to suggest they wait until after the World Cup, as it would give illegal bowlers the advantage in an important event.
Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews hopes his team does well in the ODI series against India next month, saying they haven't had much time to prepare for the hastily put together series.
The fixtures for the five-match ODI series between Sri Lanka and India next month have been confirmed, with the matches spread around India and ending in Ranchi.
Sri Lanka have named a strong batting component for their impromptu tour to India early next month, but have named some young faces in the bowling attack for the five-match series.