Cuttack:Tillakaratne Dilshan's sizzling form worries Virender Sehwag but the stand-in India skipper is confident that his pacers would remove the Sri Lankan danger-man early in the third one-dayer here on Monday.
Dilshan has cracked back-to-back centuries to underline his growing stature as one of the most dangerous openers in contemporary cricket, mixing aggression and innovation in his batting.
Sehwag, Dilshan's teammate at Delhi Daredevils, reckoned trying to contain the Sri Lankan would not work and the pacers would have to go for his wicket.
"It's very difficult to stop somebody who is in such a good form," Sehwag said in the pre-match press conference.
"We must think of how to get him out instead of thinking about stopping him. I am sure our Zaheer (Khan), Ishant (Sharma), PK (Praveen Kumar) will work it out," said an optimistic Sehwag.
The Delhi player finds himself in the skipper's job after regular captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni was slapped with a two-match ban because of the team's slow overrate in Nagpur.
Asked if it was a troublesome job for him, Sehwag said, "It's not difficult. I am part of the team and I know who is playing, who is not playing. I know of our strategy and planning. I don't think it's any kind of a problem."
But Sehwag felt the team would miss Dhoni on Monday.
"Definitely we will miss him. He is our match-winner. If we look at the last game, he got us back to the game (with a century). Without him we would have been got out for 40-45 overs.
"He is our best player in our middle order line-up and also a very good captain. But there is no extra pressure as a captain with everybody contributing for the team," Sehwag added.
Sehwag admitted that India's sloppy fielding is a concern for the team and they have to save about 15 runs on the field.
"It's important to do well in all the three departments of the game, especially in fielding. It will be very important if you save 10-15 runs while fielding," said Sehwag.
He, however, defended the pacers who fumbled while fielding.
"It's very difficult for pacers after bowling 7-8 overs to do well in the fielding. Fielding is a concern and we are working towards it," he explained.
Sehwag, however, refused to blame the newly-recruited fielding consultant Mike Young and said, "He just joined the time and he needs sometime. He is a very good at it. He just taught us few drills, some new fielding session...He is very keen on what he is doing. I'm sure it will help."
The series has seen two high-scoring matches so far and Sehwag said batsmen these days are confident of chasing any total.
"Wickets have been very good this series. In the first match, Sri Lanka got very near chasing 414. I think the batsmen's thinking is changing these days. They are confident of chasing any target. That is one plus point in these days. Whatever you score, be it 300 or 400, it's still not safe. Bowlers will have to work it out how to curb a batsman and get him out," Sehwag said.
The first ODI in Rajkot saw a match total of 800-plus runs with Sri Lanka just missing out by a whisker chasing 415, while in Nagpur Sri Lanka chased India's 301 with three wickets in hand.
Wise after the ban on Dhoni, Sehwag asserted his team needed to ensure that the 50 overs are bowled in three-and-half hours.
"We always try to finish off the 50 overs in three and half hours. But sometimes in crucial stages of the match, time gets wasted in field placing and all. We will have to make sure that we maintain the over rate," he said.
Sehwag agreed that there is hardly any good bowling-friendly wickets these days and said, "BCCI is looking at this scenario. It's difficult to get a good track for fast bowlers though spinners are sometimes getting good turning wickets. But there are some associations who are preparing good fast bowling wickets."