England vs SriLanka first ODI preview, Livescore
Dambulla will host the first of five match ODI’s. There will be one T20 and three tests will be following after the ODI’s .England are currently the best in ICC ODI rankings. There are six teams between England and Sri Lanka in the points table. Which is huge when we consider no of world class sides.
SriLanka had a forgettable Asia Cup. Before Asia Cup , one thought they were the luckiest team to be placed in group with Afghanistan and Bangladesh along with them . They failed to win even a single game in group stage. They failed to make it to Super 4. Difference occurred between Angelo Matthews and SriLankan board after the exit in Asia Cup. Even inclusion of Lasith Malinga could help their fate in Asia Cup.
England are firm favorites for the entire tour. Eoin Morgan will continue as ODI captain . Joe root lead the side against India only in tests. Ben stokes will be fully available for the four. With his availability one of the all-rounder slots is filled up. Adil Rashid and Liam Dawson will likely fill available slots for spinners.One of Curran brothers will have to sit.
- Jason Roy to score a century.
- Lasith Malinga to pick up two or more wickets.
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Showers are expected in this evening. Unfortunately there is no reserve day for first ODI. Reserve days are only provided for second and fifth ODIs .
Team winning the toss will definitely opt to field. Even 350 is chasable at this track. England did not lose to Sri Lanka in the past four games played against them . But they had butter experience when they last visited Lanka. They lost 3-2 against the hosts. Joe butler is anticipating result to be contrary on this visit.