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England in Sri Lanka 2021

News Mark Wood picked for back-to-back Tests, with Olly Stone missing out on recall James Anderson has been recalled by England for Friday’s second Test against Sri Lanka in Galle, at the expense of his long-term new-ball partner Stuart Broad, in a solitary change to the side that won the …

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England in Sri Lanka 2021

Joe Root is backing his young openers to come through the tough initiation of a maiden Test tour of Asia stronger for the experience. Dom Sibley and Zak Crawley both failed to reach double figures in either innings of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Galle and both fell …

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Sri Lanka vs England, 2nd Test

Olly Stone has admitted there have been times when he wondered whether pursuing a career as a fast bowler was “the right thing to do”. Stone has endured horrendous luck with injuries over the last few years. But, in the interludes between cruciate ligament damage, stress fractures and side strains, …

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Sri Lanka vs England 2nd Test Galle

England look set to rotate their seam attack as they seek to win a fifth successive away Test and a sixth in a row in Sri Lanka. While England’s seamers performed admirably in the first Test, the team management are keen to ensure none of them are overworked ahead of …

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Sri Lanka v England, 1st Test, Galle

Jonny Bairstow says that the pleasure of sealing victory in the first Test at Galle makes the hardships of life in the England bubble worthwhile, after he and Dan Lawrence soothed the team’s jitters on the final morning of the first Test to seal an emphatic seven-wicket victory over Sri …

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Recent Match Report – Sri Lanka vs England 1st Test 2021

Report Few alarms for England’s batsmen in final push after fourth-evening jitters England 421 (Root 228, Lawrence 73) and 76 for 3 (Bairstow 35*) beat Sri Lanka 135 (Bess 5-30) and 359 (Thirimanne 111, Leach 5-122) by seven wickets England have won the first Test in Galle by seven wickets. …

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Sri Lanka vs England, 1st Test, Galle

Not even the lure of watching his beloved Liverpool reclaim top spot in the Premier League from arch-rivals Manchester United is likely to deflect Jack Leach from his primary objective tonight – a good night’s sleep. That’s the effect that a hard day’s toil can have on a cricketer in …

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Recent Match Report – Sri Lanka vs England 1st Test 2021

Report Deficit reduced to 44 as England’s spinners struggle to exert control Sri Lanka 135 and 242 for 4 (Mathews 30*, Chandimal 20*) trail England 421 by 44 runs Lahiru Thirimanne’s first Test century in almost eight years has helped Sri Lanka take another step towards parity on the fourth …

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