Sri Lankan cricket team efforts are much appreciable according to their performance of previous matches. The last match on 21st June 2016 (1st ODI) was in Sri Lanka’s hand till the second last ball of the second innings but in the meantime, Liam Plunkett’s last-ball six salvaged a dramatic tie.
Sri Lanka got two victories against Ireland yet from England and Ireland tour they never won a single one against England. Sri Lanka needs more focus on their bowling only. Watch Online Sri Lanka tour of England 2016 Complete HD Free Cricket Match Highlights Today 2nd ODI Eng v SL at Birmingham, Friday, June 24, 2016.
Sri Lanka team: MDKJ Perera, MD Gunathilaka, BKG Mendis, LD Chandimal†, AD Mathews*, S Prasanna, WU Tharanga, MF Maharoof, RAS Lakmal, N Pradeep, S Randiv.
England team: JJ Roy, AD Hales, JE Root, EJG Morgan*, JM Bairstow, JC Buttler†, MM Ali, CR Woakes, DJ Willey, LE Plunkett, AU Rashid.
All eyes are on Angelo Mathews as he undergoes a fitness test on the hamstring strain that bugged him during Sri Lanka’s elimination, against England, at the World T20 in Delhi earlier this year, and flared back up during his bowling spell on Tuesday.
Sri Lanka is considering dipping into their A-team squad for reinforcements, but the skipper is one man they simply cannot do without. He was rated at 70% on Thursday, pending another test before the match. He’ll surely play on one leg if needs be. Plunkett’s retention ahead of Steven Finn for the first match came as something of a surprise but was, in hindsight, due reward for his role in the team that reached the World T20 final.
His bowling may not have hit the mark consistently, but his six-hitting heroics amply justified his selection. Finn has been released to play for Middlesex in tonight’s T20 Blast contest against Somerset at Lord’s. Jason Roy, meanwhile, has received an injection for a wrist problem, but batted in the nets and is expected to be fit to retain his place in an unchanged XI.
As in Nottingham, wet weather over recent weeks means the Edgbaston pitch has not seen much sunshine. But the ground has a reputation for good limited-overs surfaces, as demonstrated by the last ODI held there when England broke 400 for the first time. Friday’s forecast is for a relatively clear afternoon and evening.
Match Timings: 14:00 local time (13:00 GMT)
Who won the toss between SL v ENG 24 June: Sri Lanka win the toss and bat
Venue: Edgbaston, Birmingham
ODI no. 3753 | 2016 season
Played at Edgbaston, Birmingham
24 June 2016 – day/night match (50-over match)
Umpires – MA Gough and BNJ Oxenford
TV umpire – PR Reiffel
Match referee – DC Boon
Reserve umpire – RT Robinson
Sri Lanka 254/7 50 overs
England 256/0 34.1 overs
England won by 10 wickets (with 95 balls remaining)