|Sri Lanka v England 2014|
| Sri Lanka
ScheduleSunday, 7 December 2014 at 04:30 GMT / 04:30 UK / 10:00 IST
VenueR Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
England made their presence felt in the seven ODI series while winning the third game by five wickets, the hosts leads the series at 2-1 and a lot of interesting games still to be followed. The Islanders managed 242 runs for the loss of eight wickets in the reduced quota of 35 overs. The Englishmen rushed to the revised target of 236 with half of their side intact and eight balls to spare. It is not going to be a one sided affair in the coming games since the hosts have to play excellent cricket to maintain their supremacy while the visitors will fight hard to grab the series.
Lahiru Thirimanne, Kumar Sangakkara registered fifties in the last match whereas Mahela Jayawardene and Tillakaratne Dilshan have scored quite a few runs in the series. The bowling department of the Lankan Lions revolves around Ajantha Mendis, Thisara Perera, Rangana Herath and Dhammika Prasad.
The skipper of England, Alastair Cook has been suspended for one game due to slow over rate in the previous match and will be replaced by Eoin Morgan. Jos Buttler demonstrated a crunchy unbeaten knock of 55 while Moeen Ali and Joe Root contributed 58 and 48 runs. Ravi Bopara is in good form while Chris Woakes, Chris Jordan, Moeen Ali Steven Finn are bowling with dedication.
Sunday, December 7, 2014 @ 04:30 GMT, 10:00 local at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo.
Prediction of thunderstorm with the temperatures around 23-29ᵒC.
The winning captain will opt to chase under the cloudy conditions after winning the toss.
The wicket has assisted the batsmen in the previous two games played in Colombo but the bowlers will be benefitted in the coming game because of the overcast conditions.
Sri Lanka – (From) Angelo Mathews (C), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene, Thisara Perera, Lahiru Thirimanne, Jeevan Mendis, Dhammika Prasad, Rangana Herath, Ajantha Mendis, Lakshan Sandakan, Suranga Lakmal, Ashan Priyanjan
England – (From) Eoin Morgan (C), Moeen Ali, Ian Bell, Joe Root, James Taylor, Jos Buttler, Ravi Bopara, Ben Stokes, Chris Woakes, James Tredwell, James Anderson, Chris Jordan, Harry Gurney.
England is capable of making it two each after the fourth encounter.