16 Mar 2011

Sri Lanka's Mathews at home in Mumbai

6:02 am on 16 March 2011

Playing a group match abroad did not amuse captain Kumar Sangakkara but team mate Angelo Mathews believes Sri Lanka will lose none of their home advantage in Friday's World Cup match against New Zealand.

The all-roundersays the nature of the pitch and the conditions in Mumbai are similar to those in Sri Lanka and the team should not have any additional problem in the Group A match.

Although Sangakkara's expressed surprise at a host team, having to play a group match away from from home Matthews says Sri Lanka often play in India on slow wickets so it's not a big deal.

New Zealand and Sri Lanka are through to the quarter-finals .