Colombo, August 8:
Sri Lanka captain Marvan Atapattu has warned his team to raise their performance to prevent an Indian resurgence in the triangular one-day cricket series final here on Tuesday. â€œThey (India) are a tough side and can come back strongly. They have an experienced batting line-up,â€ Atapattu said. Sri Lanka defeated India twice and the West Indies once to top the league. India won two matches, both against a depleted West Indies. Sri Lanka will field a full-strength side for the first time in the tournament as key fast bowler Chaminda Vaas returns from an injury sustained in last monthâ€™s Test series against the West Indies. He will lend depth to the home team along with Sanath Jayasuriya, who needs 10 runs to join Indiaâ€™s Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly and Pakistanâ€™s Inzamam-ul-Haq in the 10,000-run bracket in one-dayers.
India are sweating over the fitness of Ganguly, who was taken to hospital on Sunday after being hit on the left arm. A final decision on Ganguly will be made on Tuesday. Indian skipper captain Rahul Dravid was also worried about his teamâ€™s bowling resources. â€œWe have to watch out as we have allowed the lower order to bat a bit long in a couple of games,â€he said. India reduced Sri Lanka to 95-6 after scoring 220 last week, but still lost by four wickets as Upul Chandana (45 not out) and Mahela Jayawardene (94 not out) shared a match-winning
stand. The West Indies were struggling at 112-6 before Denesh Ramdin (74 not out) brought his team closer to a win. They finished at 255-9 to lose by seven runs.