Muttiah Muralitharan says Sri Lanka have little chance of winning a Test match during their current tour of India. The first game of the three-match series gets underway in Kolkata on Thursday (November 16), with the visitors never having won a Test match in India in 17 attempts.
“Our chances of winning a Test match in India, I would say, are slim. All teams have struggled to compete in India. In the last 13 years only two teams have won a series in India. They are ranked number one in the world at the moment, our Test cricket seems to be doing okay, but we are struggling in shorter formats of the game. This will be a tough series and the characters of our boys will be tested,” Muralitharan said in an interview with Cricbuzz.
“When I played against India, they had the world’s best batting line-up. Their batting was stronger than now I would say. If you take that batting line-up, they had Virender Sehwag, Gautam Gambhir, Rahul Dravid, Sachin Tendulkar, Sourav Ganguly, VVS Laxman and MS Dhoni batting from one to seven. Some of them are all-time greats of the sport and it was a tough task for us,” Muralitharan recalled.
“We had our chances. We were very close, but that’s how things happen in Test cricket,” Muralitharan