Jayawardene eying breakthrough ODI series win against Oz

Updated: Oct 22, 2010, 13:51 PM IST

Sydney: Sri Lankan vice-captain Mahela Jayawardene believes that next month’s ODI series against Australia may be his team’s best chance ever to achieve a breakthrough series win on Australian soil.

Since playing their first international clash in Australia in 1984-85, Sri Lanka has never won a Test or limited-overs series Down Under.

“We’ve improved quite a bit in the last couple of years and our away form is pretty good, that’s something we’ve always been trying to improve,” the Sydney Morning Herald quoted Jayawardene, as saying.

“I think it’s a great opportunity for us. It’s going to be a bit tough for (Australia), with a bit of a hectic schedule. Some of them will be fresh and some of them won’t be fresh, but Australia is Australia,” he added.

Sri Lanka will play a three-match ODI series during their short tour of Australia.

The first match will be played on November 3 at Melbourne, followed by second on November 5 at Sydney and third on November 7 at Brisbane.