Dinesh Chandimal says Sri Lanka will bat first “We had some discussion after the first game… when the situation comes, we have to execute.” “At least we’ve got some good experience to call upon,” says Root. “Hopefully we can transfer that to this week.”
One change confirmed for England, three changes for Sri Lanka, with Ramesh Mendis confirmed for his debut, and Suranga Lakmal back to lead the line, which is good to see. Oshada Fernando is in at No.3. Dimuth Karunaratne has been ruled out once more.
SL vs ENG Highlights today Friday, 1-22-2021 – 2nd Test, England tour of Sri Lanka from Galle International Stadium.
Sri Lanka have won the toss and chose to bat.
Sri Lanka team: 1 Kusal Perera, 2 Lahiru Thirimanne, 3 Oshada Fernando, 4 Dinesh Chandimal (captain), 5 Angelo Mathews, 6 Niroshan Dickwella (wk), 7 Ramesh Mendis, 8 Dilruwan Perera, 9 Suranga Lakmal, 10 Lasith Embuldeniya, 11 Asitha Fernando.
England team: 1 Dom Sibley, 2 Zak Crawley, 3 Jonny Bairstow, 4 Joe Root (captain), 5 Dan Lawrence, 6 Jos Buttler (wk), 7 Sam Curran, 8 Dom Bess, 9 Mark Wood, 10 Jack Leach, 11 James Anderson.
Match Timings: 04:30 GMT | 10:00 Local
Umpires – Kumar Dharmasena, Ruchira Palliyaguruge
TV Umpires – Lyndon Hannibal
Match Referee – Ranjan Madugalle
Reserve Umpire – Raveendra Wimalasiri
Match number – TEST No. 2405