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Anantha’s prediction: India’s best hope is a draw


India start a three-test series in Sri Lanka on Wednesday which will answer a few questions on how different will be their approach in the island where they only have a modest record.

File photo of N.Ananthanarayanan, Reuters India sports correspondentTheir confidence will come from the sheer experience among their batsmen and their consistency in tests playing abroad in the last two seasons.

However, they will have to play aggressively if they are to overcome Sri Lanka, always tough to beat at home with the slow pitches not very different from those in India.

India’s modest record in Sri Lanka, where they lost 2-1 the last time way back in 2001, will surely play in their minds.