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Sri Lanka captain Kumar Sangakkara believes the pressure is on Mahendra Singh Dhoni's men.
Sri Lanka will attempts to break a 27-year winless streak on their tour of India.
Sri Lanka, who have never won a Test match in India in 14 attempts, arrived in India for a three-Test series, the first starting in Ahmedabad on November 16.
Sangakkara says his team has set daily targets and believes his team has ability to do better than previous Sri Lankan teams in the past.
"As a team we can either go back as the other teams in the past have done or we can change things," Sangakkara said.
"We have lot of work to do, but we are here to do well and try and win and change this thing of never winning a Test match in India.
"The responsibility is on India to stop us from doing that. The pressure is on the home side. We are under no pressure, but we will have to wait and see what positives we take out of this series.
"It could be a win, it could be a draw. We want to achieve something each day we are here."
Sangakkara was unsure if the home side would be affected by the loss to Australia in the one-day series.
"It is hard to say. Some teams react positively while some don't," he said. "We know we haven't won here and for us we need to try and change that."
Several of the Sri Lanka players are touring India for the first time and Sangakkara said the inexperience of his bowling attack in Indian conditions could be a good thing.
"Inexperience is sometimes a good thing," he said.
The Indian batsmen having not played our fast bowlers regularly in the longer form of the game and this is something which can work in our favour.
"Experience especially in a place like India is good to have, but sometimes fresh perspective, attitude and enthusiasm will be an added bonus."
Several of the Sri Lankan players are contracted with Indian Premier League teams, but Sangakkara believed that experience would count for nothing and it did not subtract from India holding the advantage.
"Test cricket is different altogether from a twenty20 game. Different pitches, different sides," he said.
"A team playing together at home definitely has the advantage. The fact that they (India) are very reluctant to lose to visiting sides gives it an altogether different dimension.
"This is a very strong Indian team and although we beat them at home (last year), but Yuvraj Singh and Dhoni were not part of that team.
"Now we have two more challenges, but those are things you have to accept in this game."
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