Sri Lanka will try to level the series against England in third ODI. England won the second ODI by duck worth Lewis. First ODI between these two sides has been washed due to rain.
Sri Lanka must have been disappointed after losing the ODI. They did decent job to restrict England to under 300, especially when you consider strength of England batting. England bowlers should be attributed for giving quick enough break throughs. It was the wickets column which fetched England the match. Run rate was very much under the control ,especially in modern day cricket.
Tharanga was dismissed without getting of the mark. He was the backbone of their batting since Mahela Jayawardane and Sangakara had retired. Srilanka once again proved their inconsistency in batting. Some sort of resistance was showed by Perrera before the rains arrived ,but score was 33 runs short to fetch them game.
Forecast for the day is not promising. It’s always Risky to host a serious in rainy season. We might have third rain effective game. It’s been raining since morning of game day. Pitch is definitely a batting friendly one. If England bats first, 350 is definitely on the cards.
Sri Lanka are definitely forced to make at least one change. Kusal Peewee is out if the series with quad injury. Sadeera Samarawickrama is announced as his replacement. Liam plunked has landed in Srilanka after his wedding. But he is unlikely to get a game.
Dawason might have to sit out accommodate variety in pace bowling. Sam curran has higher chance than his brother tom to be in his team. This fixture doesn’t have a have reserve day unlike the second ODI. Srilanka will have to win if have they have plane to win the series. Srilankan grounds have topnotch drainage system. So let’s keep fingers crossed until game finishes