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Sri Lanka opt to bat vs England
Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal won the toss and elected to bat within the second Test in Galle. Chandimal stated he anticipated the pitch for the second Test to be higher for batting than the floor for the primary sport. In any case, groups nearly uniformly select to bat first at this venue, because the pitch tends to crumble quickly late within the Test.
Latest Match Update- Sri Lanka vs England 2nd Test 2021
England had confirmed their one change to this XI, omitting Stuart Broad, who was their finest seamer within the first match, for James Anderson, their most-successful bowler. Their assault additionally options Mark Wood and Sam Curran, along with spinners Jack Leach and Dom Bess.
Sri Lanka, meanwhile, made three adjustments – bringing in Oshada Fernando for the out-of-form Kusal Mendis, as senior seamer Suranga Lakmal additionally entered the XI missing the final three Tests due to damage. He took the place of legspinner Wanindu Hasaranga.
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Ramesh Mendis, the off-spinning allrounder, makes his debut for Sri Lanka, displacing seam-bowling allrounder Dasun Shanaka from the XI. Mendis, 25, averages 43.46 with the bat in first-class cricket and has produced a number of good performances for Sri Lanka A.
Sri Lanka should win this match to draw the series.
Sri Lanka Squad:
1 Lahiru Thirimanne, 2 Kusal Perera, 3 Oshada Fernando, Four Dinesh Chandimal (capt.), 5 Angelo Mathews, 6 Niroshan Dickwella (wk), 7 Ramesh Mendis, 8 Dilruwan Perera, 9 Suranga Lakmal, 10 Lasith Embuldeniya, 11 Asitha Fernando
1 Dom Sibley, 2 Zak Crawley, 3 Jonny Bairstow, 4 Joe Root (capt.), 5 Dan Lawrence, 6 Jos Buttler (wk), 7 Sam Curran, 8 Dom Bess, 9 Jack Leach, 10 James Anderson, 11 Mark Wood