England have won the series with a match to go. Organizers are facing huge criticism for holding the tournament in monsoon. All the four matches held are interrupted by rain. Fortunately three of them ended to be result yielding one. There is rain threat to the final Odi as well. But we have a reserve day if it doesn’t happen.
Where: R Premadasa stadium will host the final ODI.
With World Cup just nine months away. Sri Lanka has lot to be sorted out. They were dominated by even Afghanistan in the Asia Cup. Though they lost the series with many interruptions, they never played like an international team to seek sympathy. They did not dominate in any session .
England are firm favorites for final ODI also. Eoin Morgan to has selection issues. They are already well prepared for the tournament. The real fight is between the combination of teams. Even it’s hard in Olly stone tonne left out. Alex hales played in the last ODI and l I’m jelly to keep his place.
Pitch is definitely a batting friendly one. Sri Lankans should plan themselves to score big. You never know what is the par score against an opposition like England,whose batting strength is massive.
England might think about resting Eoin Morgan. In that scenario Jos Butler will take the charge. If so, we can anticipate him coming up the order.He always prefers to bat as opener. Jason is one more player expected to be rested. Making will sure be saved especially when the match outcome is insignificant to series result. Kusal Mendis is considered as future of Sri Lankan cricket. So he will get more chances than anyone else .
- England to win the match.
- Team batting first to score in excess of 280.
- Jos Butler to score Fifty