Sri Lanka vs England, first ODI live score and latest updates

Rex Christensen
October 10, 2018

However, despite their strong showings in recent times captain Eoin Morgan insisted that England were far from a finished product with the World Cup eight months down the line.

On Stone playing the next match, he said: "It depends; they have another wicket prepared here". Sri Lanka, who are struggling with form, would look to take home advantage to have a fair chance against the English side who are in great form, after beating India and Australia in recent ODI series'. First to go was Bairstow, who edged one to the wicketkeeper.

Yet such is the scale of the improvement that Morgan finds himself all but overtaken by the plethora of big-hitting talents expected to deliver a first World Cup.

"It is a courageous call but we have come a long way with this team and we need to put ourselves in the best position in order to be contenders". The next one will be played on Saturday, 13th October. I'm an honest guy and I'm more than capable of making a tough decision. When you drop yourself as captain it nearly sets that example, that nobody's place is cemented in this side.

In truth, it should not come to that. "It's a team collective and everyone needs to buy into it".

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The middle-order then boasts the likes of Alex Hales, Joe Root and Morgan.

The ODIs will be played in Dambulla, Pallekele and Colombo's Khettarama Stadium.

That meant England's debutant fast bowler, Olly Stone, would have to wait to make an impact. It will be interesting to see how they cope up with the spin challenge offered by the home side and it will also help England to gauge themselves ahead of the mega event.

Sri Lanka have sunk to No 8 in the rankings, have dropped their best batsman Angelo Mathews for fitness reasons and will begin this tour under a corruption cloud amid an investigation by the ICC. I actually started my one-day global career in the same mode, made my debut, game got called off and then I played in the next match.

"We have been trying to figure out where we have got things wrong", Chandimal said.

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