India vs Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka practice hard in bid to improve form

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Sri Lankan cricket coach Nic Pothas instructs players during a practice session at the Sinhalease Sports Club (SSC) Ground in Colombo. (AFP)

Sri Lankan cricket coach Nic Pothas instructs players during a practice session at the Sinhalease Sports Club (SSC) Ground in Colombo. (AFP)

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Sri Lanka will look to train harder in a bid to bounce back from their heavy defeat in the first Test at Galle. (AFP)

Sri Lanka will look to train harder in a bid to bounce back from their heavy defeat in the first Test at Galle. (AFP)

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Angelo Manthews was one of the few batsmen who looked good in the first Test, and his form will be key to their chances in the next game. (AFP)

Angelo Manthews was one of the few batsmen who looked good in the first Test, and his form will be key to their chances in the next game. (AFP)

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The return of skipper Dinesh Chandimal will be a boost to the side, both in a leadership and batting perspective. (AFP)

The return of skipper Dinesh Chandimal will be a boost to the side, both in a leadership and batting perspective. (AFP)

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However, the side will have to improve in all departments, including the fielding. (AFP)

However, the side will have to improve in all departments, including the fielding. (AFP)

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Rangana Herath will have to do more with the ball, as the Indian batsmen were barely troubled by him at Galle. (AFP)

Rangana Herath will have to do more with the ball, as the Indian batsmen were barely troubled by him at Galle. (AFP)

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However, it needn’t be all hard work as evidenced by the fact that the Lankan players were having a few light moments in practice as well. (AFP)

However, it needn’t be all hard work as evidenced by the fact that the Lankan players were having a few light moments in practice as well. (AFP)

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Sri Lankan fans will hope to see similar scenes at the end of the second Test at Colombo. (AFP)

Sri Lankan fans will hope to see similar scenes at the end of the second Test at Colombo. (AFP)

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