SL bat against England in final Test

3 April 2012 04:11 am - 3     - {{hitsCtrl.values.hits}}

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Sri Lanka won the toss and opted to bat in the second and final test against England on Tuesday. The hosts, leading 1-0 in the two-test series, made two changes in the team that won the first test in Galle by 75 runs.

All-rounder Angelo Mathews, who missed the first test due to injury, and placeman Dhammika Prasad replaced Dinesh Chandimal and the injured Chanaka Welegedera.  England, the number one ranked test side in the world, also made two changes to their side, leaving out injured paceman Stuart Broad and spinner Monty Panesar.  Pace duo Steven Finn and Tim Bresnan were drafted in.

Teams: Sri Lanka: Mahela Jayawardene (captain), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Lahiru Thirimanne, Kumar Sangakkara, Thilan Samaraweera, Angelo Mathews, Prasanna Jayawardene, Rangana Herath, Suraj Randiv, Suranga Lakmal, Dhammika Prasad.

England: Andrew Strauss (captain), Alastair Cook, Jonathan Trott, Kevin Pietersen, Ian Bell, Matt Prior, Samit Patel, Steven Finn, Graeme Swann, James Anderson, Tim Bresnan. (Source: Reuters)
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  • MM Tuesday, 03 April 2012 07:19 AM

    All the best... keep the trophy 'HOME'

    Private Eye Tuesday, 03 April 2012 07:56 AM

    I cannot fathom the decsion to leave out Chandimal and include Mathews - Can some cricket pundit enlighten me ?>

    Ranjith Tuesday, 03 April 2012 09:18 AM

    Mathews is OK. But definitely not Chandimal. Some are sure of their places even if they are out of form.


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