Only T20I (N), England tour of Sri Lanka 2018, Watch Eng v SL Cricket highlights today – Only twenty/20 from R.Premadasa Stadium, Khettarama, Colombo (Sri Lanka) Saturday 27th October 2018.
Sri Lanka win the toss and choose to bowl first.
Sri Lanka team/playing XI
1 Niroshan Dickwella (wk), 2 Kusal Mendis, 3 Dinesh Chandimal, 4 Dhananjaya de Silva, 5 Dasun Shanaka, 6 Thisara Perera (capt.), 7 Kamindu Mendis, 8 Isuru Udana, 9 Lasith Malinga, 10 Amila Aponso, 11 Lakshan Sandakan.
England team/playing XI
1 Jason Roy, 2 Jos Buttler (wk), 3 Alex Hales, 4 Eoin Morgan (capt), 5 Joe Denly, 6 Ben Stokes, 7 Moeen Ali, 8 Chris Jordan, 9 Liam Plunkett, 10 Adil Rashid, 11 Tom Curran.
The Premadasa was flat and full of runs for Tuesday’s ODI (during the Sri Lanka innings, at least) and they will be using a fresh surface – although that doesn’t completely rule out the possibility of spin. However, the weather once again looms as a major obstacle, with showers and thunderstorms likely to arrive over Colombo during the late afternoon/evening.
England have flown in Jordan but will otherwise pick from the same squad as for the ODIs. Several players missed training on Friday, however, including Joe Root, Chris Woakes and Olly Stone. Denly looks set to come in for his first England cap in over eight years, though he is unlikely to be given the top-order berth he occupies for Kent.
Kusal Perera has not recovered from the quad strain he sustained during the second ODI, so Sadeera Samarawickrama has been added to the squad and will likely come into the XI. Kamindu has won his first senior call-up for Sri Lanka at 20, and he could compete with Dhananjaya de Silva for a spot. There has been some late news that Akila Dananjaya is also injured, which means Amila Aponso has been added to the squad and could take his spot in the XI.