England tour of Sri Lanka
Sri Lanka vs England 3rd Test Match Preview
The third and final test between Sri Lanka and England begins on Friday at Colombo. England has already won the series by 2-0 and would be looking to clean sweep hosts at their own courtyard. England won the first test by 211 runs and clinched the series with 57 runs win in the second test at Pallekele.
The visitors have made a couple of changes in their squad for the third test. Fast bowler James Anderson has been given rest along with all-rounder Sam Curran. Sam Curran encountered a minor injury in the second test. While Stuart Broad comes as a replacement for James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow has been roped in place of Sam Curran. Bairstow returns as a frontline batsman and is expected to bat at number 3.
On the opposite, hosts- Sri Lanka are still without their regular skipper and will be led by Suranga Lakmal. They will also miss the services Akila Dhananjaya whose bowling action is being investigated.
Venue- Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo
Matchday- Nov 23, Fri- Nov 27, Tue at 10 AM IST
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Suranga Lakmal (c), Dimuth Karunaratne, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kasun Rajitha, Angelo Mathews, Niroshan Dickwella (wk), Roshen Silva, Pushpakumara, Lahiru Kumara, Lakshan Sandakan, Kusal Mendis, Charith Asalanka, Rangana Herath, Kaushal Silva, Akila Dananjaya, Dilruwan Perera
Keaton Jennings, Joe Root (c), Ben Stokes, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad, Joe Denly, Jos Buttler, Olly Stone, Ollie Pope, James Anderson, Sam Curran, Chris Woakes, Rory Burns, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Ben Foakes (wk)
The probable SL vs ENG playing 11 is listed below.
Wicket-keeper – Niroshan Dickwella
Batsmen –Angelo Mathews, Roshen Silva, Kusal Mendis, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kaushal Silva (Doubt: Dhanushka Gunathilake)
All-rounders – Dhananjaya de Silva, Dilruwan Perera
Bowlers – Nishan Peiris Suranga Lakmal (c), Malinda Pushpakumara, K Rajitha/ L Sandakan
Wicket-keeper – Ben Foakes
Batsmen – Keaton Jennings, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow
All-rounders –Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali
Bowlers – Adil Rashid, Stuart Broad, Jack Leach
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