Former Sri Lanka skipper Angelo Mathews believes that the struggling side is in search of that one win that will give them the momentum to turn things around. The all-rounder has also lamented the heavily injury-struck squad, which could impact very little against a perfect side like India.
They have already lost the first four matches with India dominating in every aspect and the former skipper believes that the side has never really come out of their disappointing series loss to Zimbabwe.
“Losing the Zimbabwe series was a bitter pill to swallow. We have not had any momentum since then. The moment we get our momentum back, everything will fall in line," the 30-year old said at the press conference, as reported by Cricbuzz.
Barring a slight competition in the 2 ODI where India
“It's all about momentum. All that we need is to win one game and when that happens, I am sure we will turn things around. That will help us to overcome many things. It is very hard to keep losing like this. The whole team is down.”
Sri Lanka had shocked India in the ICC Champions Trophy in June when they chased down 322 runs to beat the high-flying side in the group stages. However, the growing injury list with every game in this series has been a huge hindrance in that sort of result.
Mathews said, “When you don't have the best eleven in the park that really affects you. Some of those guys are definitely impactful players and we miss them big time."