'Edge' with Pak, says Srinath
The former fast bowler, in his preview, says the home side has the edge both in terms of firepower and psychological.
Team India's win against Pakistan in the last tour in 2004 came at the backdrop of their successful tour of Australia. It is always easy to carry forward the positive energy from one series to another in back-to-back series.
India's brilliant showings down under did cast a shadow on the Pakistan team, thus giving India a psychological edge over the hosts. But this time the tides have changed, especially after Pakistan did well against England.
Players' frame of mind before a high and intense series is always crucial. This time the initiative clearly rests with the hosts.