|Sri Lanka v England 2014|
| Sri Lanka
ScheduleWednesday, 26 November 2014 at 09:00 GMT / 09:00 UK / 14:30 IST
VenueR Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
The Sri Lankan cricket team was humiliated in the recently concluded five One Day Internationals away series against India and will be facing England at home in seven limited over games. England got a stick at home from the visiting Men in Blue who conquered the five ODI series at 3-1 and will anticipate better results in the forthcoming matches against the Islanders. Two teams have faced each other 56 times and each one of them has attained a fifty percent result so far. The Lankan Lions were at the driving seat on their last trip to England where they grabbed the five ODI series at 3-2 and will try to win against the visitors again.
Angelo Mathews was the highest run maker for Sri Lanka on their previous visit to India with 339 at an awesome average of 113.00 comprising one hundred and two fifties. Mahela Jayawardene and Tillakaratne Dilshan were among runs whereas Kumar Sangakkara, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Perera and Dinesh Chandimal will form a strong batting line-up. Their bowling department will revolve around Thisara Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara and Jeevan Mendis.
Joe Root, Alastair Cook, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Alex Hales and Eoin Morgan were the main scorers against India last summer while Ian Bell and Ravi Bopara are capable of playing big innings. James Anderson, Steven Finn, Chris Jordan, Chris Woakes, James Tredwell and James Taylor are dependable bowlers for the visitors.
Wednesday, November 26, 2014 @ 09:00 GMT, 14:30 local at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.
Persistent rain is expected with the temperatures around 24-30ᵒC and the weather is gloomy on the reserve day as well.
The winner will prefer to bat last under the cloudy conditions which can suit the bowlers.
The surface is supposed to assist the batsmen as has been witnessed in the past.
Sri Lanka – From - Angelo Mathew (C), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Mahela Jayawardene, Kusal Perera, Ashan Priyanjan, Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal, Thisara Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Jeevan Mendis, Dhammika Prasad, Lahiru Gamage.
England – Alastair Cook (C), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler, Steven Finn, Harry Gurney, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Eoin Morgan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, James Taylor, James Tredwell, Chris Woakes.
Sri Lanka will be the favourite to win the game at their home ground.