SL vs ENG 1ST TEST MATCH INFO:

ENGLAND VS SRI LANKA H2H IN TEST :

TOTAL MATCH PLAYED  : 34
ENGLAND WON : 15
SRI LANKA WON : 8
DRAW : 11

VENUE  : GALLE INTERNATIONAL STADIUM,  GALLE

PITCH REPORT  :

The pitch will help the batsmen initially, but bowlers will get into the act after the first few days. Spinners are likely to be more successful than the pacers.

Average first innings score:

394 (Last 5 Tests played here)

Record of chasing teams:

Won – 1, Lost – 4

England Team Preview  :

Moeen Ali is unavailable for this game as he tested positive for COVID-19. Chris Woakes is unlikely to feature as he came in close contact with Ali and had to quarantine, hence reducing his match practice.

PROBABLE 11 :

Zak Crawley, Joe Root (C), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Dom Sibley, Dom Bess, Daniel Lawrence, Jack Leach, Mark Wood, James Anderson.

PLAYER TEST H2H AND LAST SERIES PERFORMANCE  :

Zak Crawley : (RHB)
TEST : 12 ING, 581 R, 48.4 A
H2H : NOT PLAYED
LAST S : 2 ING, 320 R, 160 A

Joe Root : (RHB)
TEST : 177 R, 7823 R, 48 A
H2H : 14 ING, 575 R, 44.2 A
LAST S : 4 ING, 94 R, 31.3 A

Jonny Bairstow : (RHB)
TEST : 123 ING, 4030 R, 34.7 A
H2H : 6 ING, 512 R, 102.6 A
LAST S : NOT PLAYED  (LAST PLAYED 2019 IN TEST )

Jos Buttler : (RHB)
TEST : 82 ING, 2543 R, 33.9 A
H2H : 6 ING, 250 R, 41.7 A
LAST S : 4 ING, 265 R, 88.3 A

Sam Curran : (LHB, LMF)
TEST : 30 ING, 728 R + 41 W
H2H : 3 ING, 112 R + 1 W
LAST S : NOT PLAYED

Dom Sibley : (RHB, RAO )
TEST : 19 ING, 682 R + 0 W
H2H : NOT PLAYED
LAST S : 4 M, 98 R, 24.5 A

Dom Bess : (RHB, RAO)
TEST : 13 ING, 223 R + 19 W
H2H : NOT PLAYED
LAST S : 3 ING, 28 R + 3 W

Jack Leach : (LHB, LAO)
TEST : 17 ING, 34 W + 220 R
H2H : 6 ING, 18 W + 21.4 A
LAST S : NOT PLAYED

Mark Wood : (RAF)
TEST : 31 ING, 50 W, 32.4 A
H2H : NOT PLAYED
LAST S : NOT PLAYED

James Anderson : (RAF)
TEST : 291 ING, 600 W, 26.8 A
H2H : 24 ING, 52 W, 23.6 A
LAST S : 5 ING, 11 W, 23.4 A

Daniel Lawrence : (RHB, RAL)
DEBUT

SRI LANKA TEAM PREVIEW  :

Angelo Mathews, Dinesh Chandimal and Suranga Lakmal have all recovered from their injuries and are available for selection.

PROBABLE 11 :

Dimuth Karunaratne (C), Dinesh Chandimal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kusal Perera, Niroshan Dickwella, Angelo Mathews, Wanindu Hasaranga, Suranga Lakmal, Vishwa Fernando, Dilruwan Perera, Dasun Shanaka.

PLAYER TEST H2H  AND LAST SERIES PERFORMANCE   :

Dimuth Karunaratne  : (LHB)
TEST : 132 ING, 4657 R, 36.7 A
H2H : 16 ING, 512 R, 34.1 A
LAST S : 4 ING, 133 R, 33.2 A

Lahiru Thirimanne : (LHB)
TEST : 70 ING, 1451 R, 22.7 A
H2H : 15 ING, 167 R, 11.1 A
LAST S : 2 ING , 48 R, 24 A

Kusal Perera : (WK, LHB)
TEST : 37 ING, 1075 R, 31.6 A
H2H : 1 ING, 42 R, 42 A
LAST S : 4 ING, 141 R, 35.2 A

Niroshan Dickwella : (LHB)
TEST : 70 ING, 2023 R, 30.7 A
H2H : 6 ING, 128 R, 21.3 A
LAST S : 4 ING, 102 R, 25.2 A

Dinesh Chandimal : (RHB)
TEST : 105 ING, 3987 R, 41.1 A
H2H : 11 ING, 316 R, 28.7 A
LAST S : NOT PLAYED

Angelo Mathews : (RHB, RAM)
TEST : 154 ING, 5981 R, 45.3 A + 33 W
H2H : 17 ING, 757 R, 44.5 A + 5 W
LAST S  :   NOT PLAYED ( INJURED)

Wanindu Hasaranga : (RHB, RAL)
TEST : 4 ING , 122 R + 4 W
H2H : NOT PLAYED
LAST S : 4 ING , 122 R + 4 W

Suranga Lakmal : (RMF)
TEST : 108 ING, 151 W, 37.4 A
H2H : 17 ING, 17 W, 57.1 A
LAST S : NOT PLAYED

Vishwa Fernando : (LMF)
TEST : 16 ING, 31 W, 33.1 A
H2H : NOT PLAYED
LAST S : 3 ING, 8 W, 31.6 A

Dilruwan Perera : (RHB, RAO)
TEST : 74 ING, 156 W + 1208 R
H2H : 6 ING, 22 W + 73 R
LAST S : NOT PLAYED

Dasun Shanaka : (RHB, RAM)
TEST : 10 ING, 113 R + 13 W
H2H : 2 ING, 4 R + 3 W
LAST S : 4 ING, 84 R + 4 W

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