Despite Losses vs India, Mahela Jayawardene Says World Cup Preparation On Track

Sri Lanka have lost three straight ODIs against India but Mahela Jayawardene is optimistic about his team's chances in next year's ICC World Cup.

Updated: November 12, 2014 21:17 IST
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Heading the right way? Mahela Jayawardene during a training session ahead of the 4th ODI against India.


Kolkata: Sri Lanka might have surrendered the five-match ODI series against India in the third game itself but former captain Mahela Jayawardene said on Wednesday that there was nothing to worry about their World Cup preparation as things are on track. (In pics: World Cup trophy goes skydiving)

"When you go into a big tournament you have to have that hunger to win. In our camp we have that. Our guys tend to rise when it matters. As long as the focus and intent is there I think we'll get very far," Jayawardene told reporters on the eve of their penultimate ODI of the series at Eden Gardens. (4th ODI preview: Kohli's men look to go for the kill)

"This is the build up, yes we would have few hiccups and not a concern. Things are right on track." (Also read: Will Rohit Sharma be India's 'X' factor in World Cup?)

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