3rd Test, England tour of Sri Lanka 2018, Watch Eng v SL Cricket highlights today – Third test day one from Sinhalese Sports Club Ground, Colombo (Sri Lanka) Friday 23rd November 2018. Another turning pitch has been prepared – one just like the one at Pallekele said Sri Lanka captain Suranga Lakmal. For England, Broad and Bairstow come in for Anderson and the injured Sam Curran. Danushka Gunathilaka has been drafted into the squad in place of Dinesh Chandimal and may push the under-performing Kaushal Silva out of the second opening spot. Left-arm wrist-spinner Lakshan Sandakan is likeliest to come in for Akila Dananjaya, who is in Australia for his biomechanics test.
England won the toss and elected to bat.
Sri Lanka team/playing XI
FDM Karunaratne, MD Gunathilaka, DM de Silva, BKG Mendis, AD Mathews, ARS Silva, N Dickwella †, MDK Perera, RAS Lakmal (c), PADLR Sandakan, PM Pushpakumara.
England team/playing XI
RJ Burns, KK Jennings, JM Bairstow, JE Root (c), BA Stokes, JC Buttler, MM Ali, BT Foakes †, SCJ Broad, AU Rashid, MJ Leach.
Sri Lanka: LLWWW (completed matches, most recent first)