Lanka coach upbeat about teams chances in final

Mumbai: Sri Lanka coach Trevor Bayliss expressed confidence that his team can beat India in the final of the World Cup and lift the coveted trophy on April 2 here at the Wankhede Stadium if it plays to its full potential.

"If we concentrate on what we do the best then we can play some good cricket and if we play good cricket, we are going to be very difficult to beat," said Bayliss ahead of the clash of the Asian Titans for the hallowed crown on Saturday.

The Australian-born coach said while his team has come out with flying colours while performing under pressure cooker conditions at home, it was now India`s turn to do so.

"This match is 50-50 at this stage. Obviously, there will be a lot of pressure on India to perform at home. We have been able to do that in the last couple of games and come out with two good wins. The boys are quite confident about their chances in this World Cup," said Bayliss, who is set to quit after the tournament.

However, Bayliss said the task was an arduous one despite the fact that his team had beaten India on a number of occasions.

"Yes, we have played India on a number of occasions and have beaten them before on a lot of occasions. (But) it (the final) is a difficult assignment.

"In the last three years, we have played 35 matches and this will be the 36th one. We have beaten them on a number of occasions. Our guys are confident we can play well and win," the Lanka coach added.