Sri Lanka vs England Live Cricket Streaming 3rd Test 23 Nov 2018 Free, Live Score || Live Cricket Test Match

Sri Lanka vs England Live Cricket Streaming 3rd Test 23 Nov 2018

Sri Lanka vs England Live Cricket Streaming 3rd Test 23 Nov 2018 Free, Live Score || Live Cricket Test Match

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Match Information

Match: Sri Lanka vs England

CompetitionEngland Tour Of Sri Lanka

Date: Friday 23rd November 2018

Start time: 4:30 AM (UK)

Stadium: Sinhalese Sports Club, Colombo, Sri Lanka

Stadium Capacity: 10,000

Address: 35 Maitland Pl, Colombo 00700, Sri Lanka

What TV Channel: Sky Sports Cricket (UK), Willow TV (USA), Fox Sports (AUS)

Live Streaming: LMI Sports ( World Wide)

Match Preview

Former England captain Nasser Hussain knows a thing or two about winning a Test series in Sri Lanka. It was his gritty century that turned things around for England after an innings defeat in the first Test in 2001. Fast forward 17 years, another English skipper – Joe Root – but with un-Hussain-like innings, sealed the deal in the second Test to record only their second series win in the Island nation.

So, what has changed between then and now? And perhaps, what hasn’t? England spinners in 2001 (Ashley Giles, Robert Croft) managed a total of 16 scalps in the three-match series, a number that the current batch managed in the first game of the series. There’s also the number of fifty-plus scores: There were six in 2001 as compared to the eight from two Tests so far.

It’s pretty evident what’s working for England and how they’ve come this far. Hussain, evidently disappointed with Keaton Jennings’ dismissals during the India series, suggested that he wouldn’t pick him for the Sri Lanka tour. He wrote: “He’s supposed to be a good player of spin, which is why England are keen to take him on (Sri Lanka) tour but to get out caught at leg slip, more or less off the face of the bat, was a dozy piece of cricket,” in his column for the Daily Mail.

Root and the England management, however, thought otherwise and the 26-year old has proved them right with a brilliant 146* in the second innings of the first Test.

It has been that kind of tour for the visitors; different individuals rising to the occasion at key moments.

As far as the hosts are concerned, their problems have only compounded since the start of the series. Dinesh Chandimal, who picked up a groin strain in the first Test, will miss the final Test. As will Akila Dananjaya, who’ll fly to Brisbane to get his action test.

One would have to be an optimist of massive proportions to give them a chance to make a comeback. As things stand, there are multiple areas of concern. Roshen Silva did address the middle-order concerns with a terrific display of defense and application at Pallekele, but the home team would be banking on the experience of Angelo Mathews and Suranga Lakmal to lead the side in its search for the light at the end of this unforgiving, long tunnel.

What to expect: Severe rain threat on day one, but the weather should hold up fine for the rest of the game. Sri Lanka hasn’t lost a Test at the SSC to a non-Asian nation since 2004, and that should give them a huge confidence boost ahead of the game. As has been the case here, spinners could dictate proceedings from day one and the toss will once again be very crucial.

Team news:

Sri Lanka: Lakshan Sandakan is likely to be included as a replacement for Dananjaya. Sri Lanka has also named Danushka Gunathilaka as a replacement for Chandimal and released Charith Asalanka from the squad. Kaushal Silva hasn’t lived up to the expectations since his recall and should Sri Lanka decide to ring in changes, he could make way for Gunathilaka who can only contribute (off-spin) with the ball.

Possible XI: Kaushal Silva or Danushka Gunathilaka; Dimuth Karunaratne; Dhananjaya de Silva, Kusal Mendis, Roshen Silva, Angelo Matthews, Niroshan Dickwella (wk); Dilruwan Perera, Malinda Pushpakumara, Suranga Lakmal (c), Lakshan Sandakan.

England: The visitors have named their eleven – for the first time in the series – confirming a like-for-like replacement with Stuart Broad coming in for James Anderson. Skipper Root also confirmed that Bairstow, replacing the injured Sam Curran, will bat at three (fifth one-drop batter used in the last five Tests) and that Ben Foakes would continue to keep wickets.

Playing XI: Rory Burns, Keaton Jennings, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root (c); Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Ben Foakes (wk); Adil Rashid, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad.

Did you know?

– Sri Lanka has a 9-2 win-loss record at the SSC since August 2004, with both their defeats at this venue coming against India.

– Since Jan 2014, England has featured in 18 series and lost at least one Test every series barring two – against Sri Lanka at home in 2016 and the ongoing one.

– Joe Root is 115 runs away from becoming the first player to aggregate 2000+ runs in international cricket in four consecutive years.

What they said:

“We’re looking at the bigger picture. This is the first series we lost this year. We won against South Africa 2-0. In these two games, there were very close games. We had the opportunity to win both games at times. England played better cricket than us. We have to accept that.

We have to learn from these mistakes” – Chandika Hathurusingha, the Sri Lankan head coach, remains a preacher of positivity.

“There were question marks over certain positions but I think we’re getting to a place where we’ve got a lot of options. For the three spinners to bowl as well as they have done that gives us options going forward” – James Anderson, happy to put his feet up, ahead of the final drill.

Teams:

Sri Lanka (From): Dimuth Karunaratne, Kaushal Silva, Dhananjaya de Silva; Kusal Mendis, Angelo Mathews, Roshen Silva, Niroshan Dickwella(w), Dilruwan Perera, Suranga Lakmal(c); Malinda Pushpakumara, Lakshan Sandakan, Dushmantha Chameera; Kasun Rajitha, Nishan Peiris, Danushka Gunathilaka

England (From): Rory Burns; Keaton Jennings, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root(c); Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Ben Foakes(w), Adil Rashid, Jack Leach, Stuart Broad

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