England Vs Sri Lanka: 1st ODI Preview

England vs Sri Lanka: 1st ODI Preview

England vs Sri Lanka: 1st ODI Preview

The action will shift to 50 overs cricket for the first time this English summer and for the first time for both teams since the World Cup. It will be a hot day at the Oval on Tuesday as England won the Test series, Sri Lanka won the T20 and so everything will be at stake in the ODI series.

England have a new man at the helm in Alastair Cook, and the prolific run getter in Tests will be looking to replicate his form in Tests into the coloured clothing form of the game. At the top, that will be the only change for England, and the strong middle order will feature Trott, Pietersen, Bell, Morgan and Tim Bresnan. Samit Patel could be the man missing out as Stuart Broad will look to put his dismal Twenty20 match and focus on his bowling. Chris Woakes could also miss out as James Anderson returns to the squad. Home boy Jade Dernbach could be in line for his first one day international as a new era begins for English cricket looking ahead to the 2015 World Cup.

Sri Lankan captain Tillekeratne Dilshan returns to the team after a finger injury sidelined him for the last Test match. This means that he will open the batting with Sanath Jayasuriya , who will be playing his last one day international at the ripe old age of 42. He has been at the heart of the Sri Lankan renaissance during the mid nineties and served the team well for the best part of 20 years. His often underrated bowling has accounted for almost 300 scalps and is an important asset to the Lankan team. Sangakkara, Jayawerdene and Mathews form a potent middle order and the return of the all-rounder will serve Sri Lanka well. Lasith Malinga should also return and they could go in with a three man seam attack with Suraj Randiv, handling the spin department.

Tags: , , , , ,

Author:


Warning: file_get_contents(https://graph.facebook.com/?ids=http://www.thesportsmirror.com/2011/06/england-vs-sri-lanka-1st-odi-preview/): failed to open stream: HTTP request failed! HTTP/1.1 403 Forbidden in /home4/thesport/public_html/wp-content/themes/tsm/single.php on line 65

Cricket

Prime Minister Narendra Modi questions shifting IPL matches

Prime Minister Narendra Modi questions shifting IPL matches

Posted by: Atish Home Chowdhury on June 27th, 2016

Prime Minister Narendra Modi questioned over the hullaballoo surrounding IPL venue shifting for staging T20s in drought hit areas of Maharashtra last month. Whi ..

Football

Aston Villa Football Club to open Academy in India

Aston Villa Football Club to open Academy in India

Posted by: Tilak Malaviya on July 26th, 2016

NEW DELHI: It is not beyond the realms of possibility that a 15-year-old Indian kid could find himself playing for Aston Villa Football Club. In what could be a ..

Tennis

Justine and Safin enter the Tennis Hall of Fame

Justine and Safin enter the Tennis Hall of Fame

Posted by: Anjan K Merkap on March 10th, 2016

Justine Henin of Belgium and Marat Safin of Russia have been inducted into the International Tennis Hall of Fame on Tuesday. Both Henin and Safin are former wor ..

F1

Formula One for sale

Formula One for sale

Posted by: Anjan K Merkap on March 29th, 2016

Bernie Ecclestone, the commercial owner of Formula One is ready to sell the entire 35% controlling stake in the racing series which is owned by holding company ..

Boxing

Vijender Singh dedicates his win to Indian Armed Forces

Vijender Singh dedicates his win to Indian Armed Forces

Posted by: Anjan K Merkap on March 18th, 2016

Indian boxing sensation, Vijender Singh dedicated his fourth professional victory to the martyrs of the Indian Armed Forces, in the Pathankot attack. The 30-yea ..

Other Sports

‘The Great India Run’ ropes in bookmyshow.com to manage registrations

‘The Great India Run’ ropes in bookmyshow.com to manage registrations

Posted by: Vikram Kamboj on July 8th, 2016

New Delhi; July  8th 2016:  India’s first ever multi-city marathon event ‘The Great India Run’ has roped in ticketing giants bookmyshow.com to help ma ..

One stop guide to all the sports news, reviews, opinions, fixtures and live scores from India and around the world. A true reflection of sports.

Copyright © 2012 | The Sports Mirror