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. “They (India) are a tough side and can come back strongly. They have an experienced batting line-up,” 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 month’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 India’s Sachin Tendulkar and Sourav Ganguly and Pakistan’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 team’s bowling resources. “We have to watch out as we have allowed the lower order to bat a bit long in a couple of games,”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.