Former India captain Sourav Ganguly felt that the Indian squad will do well in the forthcoming Test series against Sri Lanka.
"India will do well in the series against Sri Lanka. The away series in Australia last winter should have helped the players. The Murali Vijays, Virat Kohlis, Ajinkya Rahanes, Lokesh Rahuls should have matured from that tour and it will definitely help them against Sri Lanka, who are a tough team... but I expect India to do well," Ganguly said in an interview IANS on Tuesday.
Team India just came back from a tour of Zimbabwe where they clinched the ODI series 3-0 and squared the two-match T20 series 1-1. After the Sri Lanka tour India will play South Africa at home and it will be a 70-days long tour. Ganguly felt that the performance of the team in the Zimbabwe tour should not be evaluated and the team should focus on one tour at a time.
"I don't think we should even evaluate the team's performance in Zimbabwe. It was a team where the seniors and other regulars were not playing. Rahane and the others should leave it behind, not be bothered and focus on the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka which will be very important."
"Let us go one by one and focus on the Sri Lanka series... When it is over, we can look at the South Africa series. Ravi Shastri is going to Sri Lanka along with three other assistant coaches. Ravi is doing a great job and is going to be with the team for the time being. The chief coach will be decided in the future," Ganguly added.