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Sri Lanka still a good side: Chappell

We're the team that's playing with confidence and they're the team that are struggling with confidence, the Indian coach said.

india Updated: Nov 06, 2005 12:54 IST

India cricket coach Greg Chappell believes that Sri Lanka is still a good side even though currently it is India that is playing with confidence.

India has no intention to let their standards slip after four straight wins of the seven-match one-day series, he told the BBC Asian Network. The Sri Lankan team is currently touring India. The two sides will also play three Test matches in December.

"I think Sri Lanka are still a good side. It perhaps took them a while to settle in India and we got a jump on them."

"We're the team that's playing with confidence and they're the team that are struggling with confidence."

Despite his desire to win the series by as wide a margin as possible, Chappell indicated that changes were likely in the team for the remaining matches.

"We want to keep the momentum going obviously, but equally we want to give some of the players who have been sitting on the bench for the last four games an opportunity.

"It'll be a fine balancing act. We want to win the series as well as we can, but we've got to look to the future as well," said Chappell.

On Yuvraj Singh, Chappell said: "He had a very good tour of Sri Lanka and a good tour of Zimbabwe, so it's not that long ago that he performed very well.

"I'm not overly concerned but it would be nice to see him get some runs soon," Chappell added.

First Published: Nov 06, 2005 12:54 IST