Returning England seamer Ryan Sidebottom is sure he will be able to take wickets on the sub-continent.
The Nottinghamshire left-armer is set to return for England for the one-day international series against Sri Lanka, which starts on October 1.
He missed September's disappointing ICC World Twenty20 campaign with a side injury, having made a fine comeback to the international scene against West Indies and India earlier in the summer.
And despite only ever featuring for England's senior side abroad in Zimbabwe before, the swing specialist is confident he can succeed.
Sidebottom said: "You can only improve as a bowler if you test yourself in different conditions.
"I'll be working with the coaching staff, preparing as thoroughly as possible and getting my plans right for playing out there.
"Having spoken to Darren Gough about how to bowl and get wickets out in the sub-continent I realise it will be a different challenge for me, but I believe I will be able to get wickets.
"It will be tough at times against some of the Sri Lanka batsmen so I will have to out-think and frustrate them by putting the ball on the spot."
Sidebottom featured for the Outlaws towards the end of the season and is eager to prove himself on what are likely to be dry, turning pitches.
"Of course the spinners are important on sub-continental pitches," he added.
"But someone like Chaminda Vaas has taken a lot of wickets for Sri Lanka and shown that there is a place for seamers.
"He has shown that you do not have to be able to steam in and bowl at 90mph to be a quality international bowler on those types of pitches."
The 29-year-old is hoping for his first run-out on the sub-continent when Paul Collingwood's side play a Sri Lanka Board President's XI in a warm-up match at Colombo on Friday.
What will the outcome of England's ODI series against Sri Lanka be?
Sri Lanka win