In this year Sri Lankan cricket team have been begins their tour to England which started from 19th of May 2016. In Sri Lanka’s tour to England 3 test matches, 5 one day Internationals and 1 T20 match is scheduled to be played. England team have thrashed the Lankan side by 88 runs and they are leading the three match test series by 1-0, so now they are all set to lock horns against Angelo Mathew’s outfit in the 2nd test match which is to be commencing on Friday.
England vs Sri lanka 2nd Test Preview
England cricket team’s first test match of an exhausting summer has been started in the brilliant fashion as they have defeated Sri Lanka by outstanding innings and total of 88 runs in their first Test at Headingley. Captain Alastair Cook would be delighted by the way his side performed especially bowlers, Jimmy Anderson who is their leading wicket-taker in Test cricket, had taken 10 wickets for just 45 runs. With the second Test set to get underway, so, let us look at a few key statistics and facts about these two mighty teams.
England have won just two test series out of the last 6 contest against Sri Lanka. So, now they are in great chance to get their another victory over them with win in the 2nd test ,match in the Durham. So, if they win this ongoing series against Sri Lanka then, it will be their first back to back Test series win since beating New Zealand and Australia in year 2013. They have won all of their 5 Tests which played in Chester-le-Street but the second Test match will be their first game against Sri Lanka in the format. Also in this game only 20 runs will take their skipper Alastair Cook to make 10,000 run mark in Test cricket. Also more 67 runs will make him 2nd England batsman who scored 5,000 runs at home. While, on the other hand Sri Lankan team has been struggling to get their combination to a good note, earlier they have played 15 test games so far without having drawn a single match winning six & losing nine.
Eng vs SL 2nd Test Squad, Playing 11
After first test of summer took place at the Headingley, English men now moves on to the Emirates Riverside Ground in Durham. In the second test match they will host Sri Lanka on Friday, 27th of May 2016. After clinching Angelo Mathew’s led side in their inaugural 1st test, match England team has been roaring high on a confidence. Their opponent team Sri Lanka were expected to struggle a little in the seaming English conditions; also their bowlers and batsmen were abject and were just not able to survive against Anderson and its company. So, their skipper hoping to deliver a satisfactory show in this upcoming match, but if they failed to give an impressive performance then it could be a possibility of a whitewash in this series. Here check out Eng vs SL playing XI squad for 2nd test:
|England team||Sri Lanka team|
|Alastair Cook (c)||Angelo Mathews (c)|
|Jonny Bairstow (wk)||Dinesh Chandimal (wk)|
|Alex Hales||Kaushal Silva|
|Nick Compton||Dimuth Karunaratne|
|Moeen Ali||Lahiru Thirimanne|
|Joe Root||Dasun Shanaka|
|Chris Woakes||Rangana Herath|
|James Vince||Dilruwan Perera|
|Stuart Broad||Sharminda Eranga|
|Steve Finn||Kusal Mendis|
|James Anderson||Nuwan Pradeep|
Chris Woakes replaces Ben Stokes
England Captain Alastair Cook has announced that Chris Woakes will come into the England side for Friday’s second Test against Sri Lanka at Chester-le-Street as the replacement for their injured all-rounder player Ben Stokes, who has been ruled out of the series with a knee injury he has been suffered in England’s thumping victory in the first Test at Headingley last week. Chris Woakes who has been in fine form who has returned only 8 wickets from his six Tests till date, now he got the opportunity to go into his seventh brimming to deliver some impressive performance against opponent on Friday.
How, When and Where To Watch England vs Sri Lanka Live Streaming
Sri Lanka’s tour of England has already been kicks off with their 3 match test series campaign, as they suffered a defeat against hosts England in their first test. Now the second test will be slated to play on Friday, 27th May 2016 at Riverside ground, Chester-le-Street. This match starts at 3.30 pm today. Sri Lanka will be trying to strike a balance in the team after the retirement of their senior players. To enjoy this test match you can switch to the official website of Star Sports which will provide live streaming of this game without any disturbance.