All up hosts make three modifications in bid to save lots of collection
Toss: Sri Lanka decide to bat vs England
Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal gained the toss and selected to bat within the second Take a look at in Galle. Chandimal stated he anticipated the pitch for the second Take a look at to be higher for batting than the floor for the primary sport. In any case, groups nearly uniformly select to bat first at this venue, because the pitch tends to crumble quickly late within the Take a look at.
England had confirmed their one change to this XI, omitting Stuart Broad, who was their finest seamer within the first match, for James Anderson, their most-successful bowler. Their assault additionally options Mark Wooden and Sam Curran, along with spinners Jack Leach and Dom Bess.
Sri Lanka, in the meantime, made three modifications – bringing in Oshada Fernando for the out-of-form Kusal Mendis, as senior seamer Suranga Lakmal additionally entered the XI lacking the final three Checks because of damage. He took the place of legspinner Wanindu Hasaranga.
Ramesh Mendis, the offspinning allrounder, makes his debut for Sri Lanka, displacing seam-bowling allrounder Dasun Shanaka from the XI. Mendis, 25, averages 43.46 with the bat in first-class cricket, and has produced a number of good performances for Sri Lanka A.
Sri Lanka should win this match to attract the collection.
Sri Lanka: 1 Lahiru Thirimanne, 2 Kusal Perera, three Oshada Fernando, four Dinesh Chandimal (capt.), 5 Angelo Mathews, 6 Niroshan Dickwella (wk), 7 Ramesh Mendis, eight Dilruwan Perera, 9 Suranga Lakmal, 10 Lasith Embuldeniya, 11 Asitha Fernando
England: 1 Dom Sibley, 2 Zak Crawley, three Jonny Bairstow, four Joe Root (capt.), 5 Dan Lawrence, 6 Jos Buttler (wk), 7 Sam Curran, eight Dom Bess, 9 Jack Leach, 10 James Anderson, 11 Mark Wooden