'Dravid adds value to team'

Team is fitter and hungrier: Sachin

Sachin Tendulkar

“It should help the team. He brings in a lot of experience to the table and also a lot of skill. I think his will be good value addition to the team,” Tendulkar said. Tendulkar said the team is fitter and hungrier after wrapping up a four-day training camp in Bangalore to prepare for the tri-series in Sri Lanka, where New Zealand are the third team.

“The camp has ended on a positive note and the team looks pretty solid and hungry. Sri Lanka is one place which is not very free-scoring,” he said. “It will be a challenge for some of the strokeplayers in our team. As boundaries can be difficult to come by, there will be a lot of running between the wickets involved,” he added.

Tendulkar said all the three participating teams were evenly matched and it was difficult to say which one of them would eventually win the short series. “We are an extremely good fielding unit and we turned around games with our fielding. It is a misconception to assume that New Zealand and Sri Lanka have an edge over us.

“We run well between the wickets, our run-out conversion is good, our catching ability is amongst the best, our bowlers are much more disciplined as they don’t bowl wides and no balls. I think we are three evenly matched teams,” Tendulkar told espnstar.com.

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