After every defeat against England, the Sri Lanka cricket team losing their grip and confidence especially from their last bowling performance. I know England cricket team has the home ground advantage and they are gaining maximum advantage from it but JJ Roy and AD Hales batting performance in second ODI was brilliant.
JJ Roy scored 112 runs off 95 balls and he played till glorious victory with his partner AD Hales who scored 133 runs off 110 balls. JJ Roy completed his innings with seven 4s and four 6s and AD Hales smashed ten 4s and six 6s. Watch Online Sri Lanka tour of England 2016 Complete HD Cricket Highlights Free Today of 3rd ODI Between Eng v SL at Bristol, Sunday, June 26, 2016.
Sri Lankan youngsters are working very hard to make their performance best then better and they will because they are not from the small or unpopular team, their legends will not be forgotten or never will be. They need to improve their strategies because they are standing against England which is not an easy task for anyone/any team.
Chandimal followed Mathews in picking up a hamstring problem at Edgbaston and did not keep wicket in the second half of the match. Both players will undergo fitness tests on Sunday morning. Keeping options is one thing Sri Lanka is not short of, but they can ill-afford to lose Chandimal’s batting.
Mathews did not move freely when batting and was unable to bowl. There would appear to be little need for England to change anything after such a resounding victory unless there is a desire to rotate anyone. The most recent Royal London Cup match at this ground produced 694 runs in 100 overs. The forecast is not entirely promising, with rain due to move in during the afternoon after a bright start.
Sri Lanka team: MDKJ Perera, MD Gunathilaka, BKG Mendis, LD Chandimal†, AD Mathews*, WU Tharanga, MD Shanaka, MF Maharoof, S Prasanna, N Pradeep, RAS Lakmal.
England team: JJ Roy, AD Hales, JE Root, EJG Morgan*, JM Bairstow, JC Buttler†, CR Woakes, CJ Jordan, DJ Willey, LE Plunkett, AU Rashid.
Match Timings: 10:30 local time (09:30 GMT)
Who won the toss between SL v Eng Today 26 June 2016: England won the toss and elected to field
Venue: County Ground, Bristol
ODI no. 3755 | 2016 season
Played at County Ground, Bristol
26 June 2016 (50-over match)
Umpires – PR Reiffel and RT Robinson
TV umpire – BNJ Oxenford
Match referee – DC Boon
Reserve umpire – RJ Bailey