Sri Lanka vs England, 1st ODI
England will be welcomed at the shores of Sri Lanka for a 5 match ODI series followed by a T20 and three Test match series. The 2-month long tour which includes some practice games as well will start with the one-dayers first and the first match will be played at the Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium in Dambulla.
Where: Rangiri Dambulla International Stadium, Dambulla
When: 10th October 02:30 PM IST
The visitors played 2 practice matches before the one-day series against Sri Lanka XI at the P Sara Oval in Colombo. The first match was comprehensively won by the visitors by 43 runs whereas the second match at the same venue was abandoned due to persistent rain.
Sri Lanka will be hoping to shrug off their Asia Cup debacle where they were ousted without winning a single game as both Bangladesh and Afghanistan made a mockery of the 5 time Asia Cup winners. The only positive for them in this series is that they are playing at their home where they defeated the mighty Proteas in a 2 match ODI series 2-0 and then won the solitary T20, but their form in white ball cricket is questionable.
Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal (c), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Dhananjaya de Silva, Niroshan Dickwella, Upul Tharanga, Kasun Rajitha, Kusal Perera, Lakshan Sandakan, Dasun Shanaka, Thisara Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Nuwan Pradeep, Dushmantha Chameera, Lasith Malinga, Amila Aponso.
England: Eoin Morgan (c), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Moeen Ali, Liam Plunkett, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Alex Hales, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Mark Wood, Ben Stokes, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes.
England: Joe Root, Adil Rashid, Eoin Morgan, Jonny Bairstow, Ben Stokes.
Sri Lanka: Upul Tharanga, Lasith Malinga, Akila Dananjaya, Kusal Perera.
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