Jayawardane lauds Indian seamers

<img border='0' align='left' title=' ' src='http://www.ndtv.com/convergence/images/thumbnail/ver1/j/jayawardhane.jpg' class='caption'> Sri Lanka skipper Mahela Jayawardane lauded the young Indian seamers for their stupendous success against Australia in the Test series.

Updated: February 08, 2008 11:04 IST
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Sri Lankan skipper Mahela Jayawardane on Monday lauded the young Indian seamers for their stupendous success against Australia in the Test series but warned that Ishant Sharma and co might find the going tough once the batsmen get used to them.

"I would be able to comment on the Indian side after four or five matches. Ishant Sharma, for example, looks interesting. But once the international batsmen know about you, how you move on that is important," stated Jayawardene at a press conference on Monday.

Jayawardene said the Indian pacers supported their strike bowler and skipper Anil Kumble well.

The Lankan skipper was hopeful that Murali would do well in the ongoing one-day series even though he, unlike Kumble, was not too successful in the Test series in Australia last year.

"It was because their medium-pacers bowled better than we did. We did not bowl well and our batting was not up to the scratch. It hampered Murali, besides the fact that they had four left-handers in their line-up," he pointed out.

Jayawardene said he was not looking at the finals as of now and was approaching the series match by match as both the Australians and Indians were formidable opponents.

"I prefer looking at one match at a time," he said.

The Sri Lankan skipper wanted his side to be alert on every game.

"Every match is important in this triangular. Also every point is critical. So we would try to take every match very seriously. Every side is beatable. Even Australia, though favourites, can be upset," Jayawardene said.

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