The Lankans, on the other hand, are still smarting from the Galle debacle and would once again be relying on the spin
duo of Ajantha Mendis and Muttiah Muralitharan to stop the resurgent visitors, who would be without coach Gary Kirsten,
forced to go home to attend to his critically ill mother.
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Touted as a spinning track, the Galle was surprisingly assisting for seamers like Ishant Sharma.
Ishant and Zaheer Khan were able to generate quite a bit of pace and with the pitch here speculated to be friendly to both pace and spin, the duo could prove more than a handful for Mahela Jayawardene's men.
"Ishant is an exceptional bowler with his height he creates a bit of bounce on these kind of wickets. So that is something that India has," Jayawardene had acknowledged after the loss in the second Test.