Melbourne: Sri Lankan players are unlikely to struggle on bouncy Australian pitches in the upcoming one-day tri-series, also involving India, as they have performed well in similar conditions in South Africa, the island nation's sacked coach Geoff Marsh said.
India have struggled to cope with the conditions and lost the Test series 0-4. The visitors also suffered a 31-run loss against Australia in the first Twenty20 match last night but according to the former Australian opening batsman, Sri Lanka won't face much problem.
"I think one thing these guys have done over the last couple of months is play a lot of cricket in South Africa. It's not like coming from Sri Lanka into Australia, where you come from slow, turning wickets on to Australia's pacier wickets. I think they're more acclimatised to it. I think they'll be more ready for the tour," Marsh said.