Bangalore, June 30 : Anil Kumble expressed confidence on winning the Sri Lanka-India test series commencing from July 23 here today.
India's test team players, who are not part of the Asia cup, attended a weeklong fitness camp at National Cricket Academy under the leadership of skipper Kumble in Bangalore, ahead of the 45-day long tour to the island nation.
Kumble while addressing a news conference on the last day of the camp said that the camp was important to work on skills and to get a hit.
"Every test series is important and we go out there to win the series. So I don't think that any new competition will make us play better or make us more passionate about the game, I don't think so. I think every series, every test match, we play for India, we go with the same intensity and we ensure that we go out there to win," Kumble said.
The Indian selectors would be meeting on July 8, to pick the team for the Sri Lanka tour.
The bilateral series of India-Sri Lanka comprise three test and five one-day matches.
Indian team is currently in Pakistan for the six-team Asia Cup that began on Tuesday.
The other teams participating in Asia Cup are defending champions Sri Lanka, hosts Pakistan, Bangladesh, Hong Kong and United Arab Emirates.