Sri Lanka and England would lock horns against each other one again in the 3-match Test series. Earlier, England thrashed host Sri Lanka in 5-match ODI series and one-off T20I. In the 1st game, the spotlight will be on departing Rangana Herath. Herath is the most successful left-arm spinner in the history of cricket. On the other hand, England, for the first time, will take the field in Test without Alastair Cook. Ahead of the 1st Test, in a blow for the visitors, Jonny Bairstow has injured his ankle which means he won’t be available to play. His absence of Bairstow, Ben Foakes will make his debut.
The worry for the visitor will be their players form. The visitor would look to shed their ODI and T20I performance and start afresh. Similar to Sri Lanka, England’s Test performance in the past two years isn’t up to the mark. A shocking defeat in Bangladesh followed by a successive series victory against India and Australia must have increased England’s confidence. Here’s all you need to know about Sri Lanka vs England 1st Test Day 1:
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When and where Sri Lanka and England 1st Tes will LIVE telecast?
Sri Lanka vs England 1st Test will be played at Galle from 10.00 am IST (toss will happen on 9.30 am). LIVE telecast of the match will be available on Sony Six and Sony Six HD channels.
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