Each of England’s warm-up matches in Sri Lanka have been affected by the climate, with the second being fully washed out
First ODI: Sri Lanka v England
Venue: Dambulla Date: 10 October Time: 10:00 BST
Protection: Dwell textual content commentary and The Cricket Social programme on the BBC Sport web site and app. Full particulars right here

England’s one-day staff are relishing their favourites tag going into the five-match one-day collection towards Sri Lanka, says Jos Buttler.

Eoin Morgan’s aspect are ranked primary on the planet, with Sri Lanka eighth, simply seven months away from a World Cup on residence soil.

“I believe the blokes benefit from the stress of being the primary aspect and other people eager to beat us,” mentioned Buttler.

“We like being favourites, it means we’re doing one thing proper.”

Restricted-overs schedule

  • 10 Oct: 1st ODI, Dambulla (10:00 BST)
  • 13 Oct: 2nd ODI, Dambulla (05:30)
  • 17 Oct: third ODI, Pallekele (10:00)
  • 20 Oct: 4th ODI, Pallekele (05:30)
  • 23 Oct: fifth ODI, Colombo (10:00)
  • 27 Oct: Solely T20, Colombo (14:30)

England haven’t misplaced a bilateral one-day collection since January 2017.

That was towards India, on the kind of sub-continental pitches which might be going through them in Sri Lanka.

England had been crushed 3-2 of their final 50-over tour of the nation, however Buttler is anticipating a unique consequence this time.

“We’ve got been making an attempt to adapt our taking part in model to all situations, and nonetheless we try to push the boundaries of what’s succesful on any given day,” the Lancashire wicketkeeper mentioned.

Sri Lanka enter the collection on the again of a disappointing exhibiting within the Asia Cup, which led to them changing captain Angelo Mathews with Dinesh Chandimal.

“We all know England are the primary aspect on the planet in the intervening time – they’re taking part in rather well, they have some actually good gamers,” mentioned Chandimal.

“They’ve all of the expertise and expertise and we’ve to compete with them.”

The five-match one-day collection is adopted by a solitary Twenty20, and three Exams beginning on 6 November.

England the staff to beat?

England start the collection because the top-ranked one-day aspect on the planet, having gained 38 of their previous 50 accomplished matches.

The collection in Sri Lanka is one in all solely three they’ve left earlier than the World Cup on residence soil subsequent summer season.

That quantities to 15 matches, together with 5 in West Indies in February/March and 5 towards Pakistan in Could.

Though England haven’t misplaced to Sri Lanka of their previous 4 ODIs – all of which had been in England – Sri Lanka have gained seven of their previous 9 contests between the edges at residence.

How will you observe the motion?

Stars of Check Match Particular will current a brand new, interactive cricket present throughout this tour.

The Cricket Social might be streamed on the BBC Sport web site and app and can characteristic Jonathan Agnew, Michael Vaughan, James Anderson, Ebony Rainford-Brent, Phil Tufnell and Andy Zaltzman.

The present will complement the dwell textual content service on the BBC Sport web site and app and can enable followers to get immediately concerned with the protection.

There may also be dwell updates from reporters on the matches in Sri Lanka on BBC Radio 5 dwell and different retailers and the day’s motion might be rounded up within the definitive TMS podcast with cricket correspondent Agnew and former England captain Vaughan.

The squads

Sri Lanka: Dinesh Chandimal (capt), Upul Tharanga, Sadeera Samarawickrama, Niroshan Dickwella, Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Perera, Dasun Shanaka, Thisara Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Dushmantha Chameera, Lasith Malinga, Amila Aponso, Lakshan Sandakan, Nuwan Pradeep, Kasun Rajitha.

England: Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Jos Buttler (wk), Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes, Mark Wooden.


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