England tour of Sri Lanka, 2018
Sri Lanka vs England, 3rd Test | SL vs ENG WHO WILL WIN
After registering their first series win in Sri Lanka since 2001, a resurgent England will look to script a historic whitewash when they lock horns with the hosts in the third Test at the iconic Premadasa in Colombo.
England’s 2-0 triumph over Sri Lanka can be at best put to precise planning, relentless aggression and searing consistency. Ditching their perennial defensive mindset especially in Asian conditions, England led by Joe Root took the attack on the Sri Lankan spinners (Read:- sweep + reverse-sweep) .
Apart from their attacking mindset with the bat, England moved away from their reliance on seamers to bail them out in adverse conditions. They dropped Stuart Broad and blooded in debutant Jack Leach to form a troika of spinners alongside Ali and Rashid. Leech gave Root a much-needed control when the batting conditions got easier, taking the pressure off Moeen Ali and Rashid.
And taking of English spinners, it has to be said that while they’ve bowled well, Sri Lankan batting lacklustre. While the absence of skipper Chandimal has played a huge role, the likes of Kusal Mendis, Kaushal Silva and Dickwella have not been able to step up and provide support to Angelo Matthews and Dimuth Karunaratne.
They’ll be without Akila Dhananjaya for this game whose action has been reported and will be replaced by Nishan Peris.
The last time Sri Lanka were whitewashed at their home ground by a non-Asian side was way back in 2004 (by Australia), and to avoid the encore, they’ll require a complete team effort.
Venue:- R. Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Match Timing:- Friday, November 23-27, 2018, 10:00 AM IST
It is going to be another slow and dry pitch with spinners expected to call the shots.
Read on for SL vs ENG Team News & SL vs ENG Playing 11
Angelo Mathews, Suranga Lakmal (c), Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Akila Dananjaya, Roshen Silva, Pushpakumara, Lahiru Kumara, Lakshan Sandakan, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Dimuth Karunaratne, Rangana Herath, Kasun Rajitha, Kaushal Silva, Dilruwan Perera
Joe Root (c), Jack Leach, Keaton Jennings, Stuart Broad, Joe Denly, Olly Stone, Ollie Pope, James Anderson, Sam Curran, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, Rory Burns, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Ben Foakes (wk)
Here’s how both teams’ might line-up for tomorrow’s encounter
Wicket-keeper – Niroshan Dickwella
Batsmen – Dimuth Karunaratne, Angelo Mathews, Kusal Mendis, Roshen Silva, Kaushal Silva
All-rounders – Dhananjaya de Silva, Dilruwan Perera
Bowlers – Suranga Lakmal, Malinda Pushpakumara, Nishan Peiris, Lakshan Sandakan/Kasun Rajitha
Wicket-keeper – Ben Foakes
Batsmen – Rory Burns, Joe Root, Keaton Jennings, Jos Buttler, Jonny Bairstow
All-rounders –Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali
Bowlers – Stuart Broad, Adil Rashid, Jack Leach
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