Interestingly, if skipper Virat Kohli is able to lead the team to whitewash the Lankans 3-0, he will surpass Ganguly's record of 21 Test wins as captain.
Apart from Jadeja, India skipper Virat Kohli - now ranked sixth - will also be eyeing a return to the top five among batsmen as he presently trails Australia's David Warner by just one point.
Rahane said the looming Test series in South Africa was not weighing on the side's mind. Rahane is the vice-captain of the Indian Test team. Everyone knows how to adapt to each format. Everyone is professional and we had a good practice session yesterday. I don't think there will be any problem in adjusting.
While Rahane was in prolific form during the ODI series against Australia, notching up four half-centuries in a row, he picked up low scores in the two Ranji Trophy matches he played before joining the Indian Test squad. First Test match is important for the series in terms of momentum.
Kusal Mendis was named as the "Best Test Batsman", while the award for "Best Test Bowler" was awarded to Rangana Herath at the annual awards ceremony organized by Sri Lanka Cricket in Colombo. This will be a challenging series for us. World's highest wicket-taker in Tests thinks that Sri Lanka have little chance of winning in India for the first time. We just want to play our game instead of thinking about their strategies. "Some of them are all-time greats of the sport and it was a tough task for us", Muralitharan recalled. For us, each and every series, each and every match matters before going to South Africa.
About getting out on 40's in Ranji Trophy: I'm not too concerned about that. Yes, I got out on 49 and 45 in Ranji Trophy, but for me it was about playing as many balls and get practice for the Test series.
Coach Nic Pothas, who took over after Graham Ford left in June, said the India debacle had taught his team vital lessons.