Today England cricket team will try to whitewash and the Sri Lanka cricket team will try to protect his value. Today’s match will be the biggest match of the ODI series because today is the fifth and final ODI and Sri Lanka have last chance of a win.
Sri Lankan batsmen are now scoring their best but bowlers are not giving some good performance. England took 24 wickets so far in four ODI matches and Sri Lanka took 13 wickets it’s almost half the difference in wicket-taking it seems in today’s match there is not a chance of victory for Sri Lanka but they can! It’s just a point of view according to previous statistics.
Watch Online Sri Lanka tour of England 5th ODI Highlights Today Eng v SL at Cardiff, Saturday, July 2nd, 2016. Alex Hales did not open the batting at The Oval after suffering a back spasm in the field but batted freely in the nets on Friday. England doesn’t appear in the mood to rotate for the sake of it so the only decision to make seems to be whether to swap Chris Jordan for Moeen Ali on a ground with a short, straight boundary as happened in Bristol.
A weary-looking Angelo Mathews hinted at changes following the loss of the series. A few of the squad are being held together by sticking plaster and painkillers so they could go through their reserve players, although the Sri Lanka camp said everyone was fit and available for selection. Niroshan Dickwella, who replaced Lahiru Thirimanne, and Dhananjaya de Silva have yet to play this series.
Sri Lanka team:
1 Kusal Perera, 2 Danushka Gunathilaka, 3 Kusal Mendis, 4 Dinesh Chandimal, 5 Angelo Mathews (capt), 6 Seekkuge Prasanna, 7 Upul Tharanga, 8 Dasun Shanaka, 9 Farveez Maharoof, 10 Nuwan Pradeep, 11 Suranga Lakmal.
1 Alex Hales, 2 Jason Roy, 3 Joe Root, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Jonny Bairstow, 6 Jos Buttler (wk), 7 Moeen Ali/Chris Jordan, 8 Chris Woakes, 9 David Willey, 10 Liam Plunkett, 11 Adil Rashid
Timings: 10:30 local time (09:30 GMT)
Toss: Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bowl first.
Pitch and weather
Royal London Cup scores this season have ranged from 218 to 302. There is a short straight boundary towards the River Taff which will tempt the powerful hitters in both teams. The spinners will need to hold their nerve. The forecast is promising with just the outside chance of a shower.
England 324/7 50 overs
Sri Lanka 202 42.4 overs
England won by 122 runs