Hambantota, Sri Lanka: India captain Mahendra Singh Dhoni on Friday said adapting quickly to the conditions would be key to his team's success in the first cricket one-dayer against Sri Lanka here on Saturday.
A rejuvenated India start their new season with the first ODI of the five-match series at the Mahinda Rajapaksa International Stadium, a ground where the visitors will make their debut on Saturday.
"It's a new venue. Conditions change in the afternoon, it's quite windy out here. The strong winds can be a factor. Not only the bowlers, but the batsmen and the fielders also need to get used to the conditions," Dhoni said at the pre-match press conference.