India's Test team did not have to face Sanath Jayasuriya but the One-Day side would not be fortunate enough as he is back for the limited overs. However Jayasuriya insists that Indian ODI team would be looking to come back hard at the hosts.
"It will be an exciting series. Although, we have beaten them in the Tests, but complacency is the last thing we want to see. Their pride will be hurt, so they'll want to make sure they go home with a win in the One-Dayers," Jayasuriya was quoted as saying in Hinduatan Times
Jayasuriya also told the newspaper that he is all set to take the field and has no rustiness despite he having not played competitive cricket since the Asia Cup final, more than a month back.
"There hasn't been any domestic cricket, so I haven't spent time in the middle," he conceded. "But that's part and parcel of the game. You've got to be prepared for the challenge. These are the demands of international cricket."
The One-Day Internationals will start on August 18 in Dambulla.
India's famed batting line-up came under much criticism after their failure in the three-match Test series, but the left-hander begged to differ and came out in support of the beleaguered middle order.
"These things happen, you've got to expect that. I can't understand how one bad series can make them no good anymore, and how people can start speculating about their futures?," asked Jayasuriya.
He also had special praise for his Sachin Tendulkar.
"Sachin has had a long career and when you play for that long, you are bound to have a series like this. He was scoring all those runs in Australia not too long ago. He sets high standards for himself and I am sure he will bounce back. The unfortunate thing was that India had a few players going through a bad patch at the same time."
The legend also made it a point to mention about Virender Sehwag, who was the only saving grace with the bat for the Indians in the Test series.
"Sehwag is completely different. His hand-eye coordination is exceptional. It's good that he didn't change his style after a disappointing outing in the first Test."