Sreesanth will not reinvent himself to satisfy critics of his behaviour but has vowed to find the "exact limit between really bad and really good". Ian Chappell suggested the Indian board should ban Sreesanth, who has had an eventful one-day series, and the Australians have also been upset by his actions, particularly in the fourth game at Chandigarh when he was 12th man.

"I feel I am OK," Sreesanth said in the Advertiser. "I feel Ian should really look at the video of the last few games. I don't need a ban. I can learn. I'm grown up enough to realise how to play cricket.

"It's not a new Sreesanth. I am trying to find that exact limit between really bad and really good. See how far I can go."

Sreesanth has been flicking through a book on temperament during the series and said the game was "almost 90% mind". "How you manage yourself on the field is important and even if they are playing mind games on it or off it, cricket is very funny, it always wins," he said in the Australian. "That's what happened in the lead-up to the Twenty20, everybody was questioning our ability but we still won the World Cup.

"If we are looking now, obviously if we win the next game [in Mumbai on Wednesday] the series still belongs to Australia, so it's a time they can say anything. It's a time for us to keep quiet and hopefully, God willing, they defeated us at home and maybe we can defeat them at home."