🏏 πŸ‡±πŸ‡° Sri Lanka v England and Wales :engerland:

:cricket_bat_and_ball: :sri_lanka: Sri Lanka v England and Wales :engerland:
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#1

England National Cricket Selectors have named the 16-man squad for the three-match Test Series against Sri Lanka - with three new call ups to the squad.

The last time these two teams met was in 2016 where England won 2-0 on home soil. The last time England were in Sri Lanka, the series was a draw and the last time England won on Sri Lanka territory was in 2000/01. Following the recent thrilling win against India, the team will be ready for the challenge.

The Test squad will play three Tests in Galle, Kandy and Colombo. The first Test is due to start on Tuesday 6 November at the Galle International Stadium.

England 16-person Test squad versus Sri Lanka

Joe Root (Yorkshire) captain
Moeen Ali (Worcestershire)
Jimmy Anderson (Lancashire)
Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire) wk
Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)
Rory Burns (Surrey)
Jos Buttler (Lancashire)
Sam Curran (Surrey)
Joe Denly (Kent)
Keaton Jennings (Lancashire)
Jack Leach (Somerset)
Ollie Pope (Surrey)
Adil Rashid (Yorkshire)
Ben Stokes (Durham)
Olly Stone (Warwickshire)
Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)


#2

Oh, forgot that the ODI series started today, we’re into the 13th over and :engerland: are currently 83-2.

I missed the 2 wickets but they went in quick succession apparently.

I see that Malinga the Slinger is still playing in the ODIs for :sri_lanka:, I thought he’d retired

and then 4 balls later


#3

Oli Stone makes his debut and Liam Dawson plays too. Currently rain stops play at 92-2


#4

Thats all folks. Thanks for coming.


#5

It’s not just the E(&W)CB that arrange fixtures at the wrong time of year :-

The weather in Sri Lanka is dictated by two monsoon seasons which bring rain to the west and south-west coasts from May to September; and the east coast and northern region between October and February. The rest of the year is sunny and dry.

Guess which region Dambulla (today’s venue) is in?? :lou_facepalm_2::lou_facepalm_2:

Next ODI is in Dambulla too :lou_facepalm_2::lou_facepalm_2:

The 2 after that are in Kandy which is about 40 miles south of Dambulla :umbrella::umbrella::umbrella:


#6

Second one dayer just starting
Forecast is rain but no sign of it as of yet

Roy and Bairstow at the crease.


#7

Roy c Dananjaya b Malinga 0 (Eng 0-1)


#8

not a good start


#9

140-3 off 29. Root just gone for 71


#10

England
Total (36.0 overs) 187-for 3wickets
Roy c Dananjaya b Malinga 0
Bairstow b T Perera 26
Root c Dananjaya b D de Silva 71
Morgan not out 70
Stokes not out 14
Extras 1nb 3w 0b 2lb 6


#11

WICKET

Stokes c Dhananjaya de Silva b Akila Dananjaya 15 (Eng 190-4)


#12

Malinga on a hat trick. Morgan and Ali in successive balls.


#13

218-6


#14

England are 219 for 6 with 7.5 overs left


#15

England are 249 for 7 with 4.1 overs left


#16

Innings closed on 278-9.


#17

Early breakthrough for England. 9-1 after 1 over, Woakes gets Tharanga for a duck


#18

Dickwella gone for 9, 16-2


#19

Chandimal plays into his own stumps 20-3, 4.3 overs

Woakes and Stone have been bowling well.


#20

That Dickwella was never as good after he left The Jam.