[caption id="attachment_673162" align="aligncenter" width="628"]<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Nic-Pothas2.jpg"><img class="size-full wp-image-673162" alt="Nic Pothas IANS" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2017/12/Nic-Pothas2.jpg" width="628" height="355" /></a> Nic Pothas IANS[/caption] <p></p> <p></p><a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/teams/sri-lanka/">Sri Lanka</a> won just one ODI in the just-concluded full tour of India but their coach<a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/nic-pothas/"> Nic Pothas</a> has sought to take the positives, saying his side were good in patches and would return home as better players. <p></p> <p></p>Sri Lanka lost the three-match Test series 0-1, followed by 1-2 defeat in the ODIs and then suffered 0-3 humiliation in the T20 Internationals. They lost the third and final T20I game by five wickets here last night. <p></p> <p></p>"We have been good in patches. I will probably say that in the first T20 we did not compete at all, in the second T20 you had two fantastic innings," said Pothas, referring to India stand-in skipper Rohit Sharma's blistering knock of 208 not out and Angelo Mathews' 111 not out at Mohali. <p></p> <p></p>"So we've competed then and we've competed here as well. <p></p> <p></p>Certainly, you've seen glimpses of where we're heading, and hopefully this next tour to Bangladesh, this is going to stand us in very, very good state," he said. <p></p> <p></p>The 44-year-old South Africa-born Pothas, who has played 200 first class games as a wicketkeeper-batsman besides turning out for a handful of ODIs, is set to go to Bangladesh in his original capacity of fielding coach after filling up the vacant head coach's job in India. <p></p> <p></p>The Lankans are to visit Bangladesh for a short tour to play a couple of Tests and as many ODIs between January 31 and February 18. <p></p> <p></p>"Any tour to India is going to be tough and I think from an educational point of view and the development of our players, it has been fantastic. Everyone is going to leave here as a better player, whether it be mentally understanding what they need to improve or physically within their skills," he said. <p></p> <p></p>"So, I think you've always got to look at the opportunity that we've been given to come to India and certainly there's a lot of these that we need to work on. But everyone is going to leave with a better place and with a better understanding of their own game," added Pothas.