Sri Lanka puts England in to bat in final ODI

Published On: July 2, 2016 03:41 PM NPT By: Associated Press

CARDIFF, Wales, July 2: Sri Lanka won the toss and decided to bowl first in the fifth and final one-day international against England in Cardiff on Saturday.

England has already won the series with a 2-0 lead ahead of the last game at Sophia Gardens.

Rain started to fall at the toss, and bowling first appeared to be the obvious choice for Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews.

Sri Lanka made one team change, with left-arm seam bowler Chaminda Bandara to make his international debut in place of Farveez Maharoof.

England made two changes: James Vince comes in to open the batting for Alex Hales, who has a minor back injury. Seam-bowling allrounder Chris Jordan replaces spinner Moeen Ali.



England: Eoin Morgan (captain), Jason Roy, James Vince, Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid.

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (captain), Kusal Perera, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Upul Tharanga, Dinesh Chandimal, Dasun Shanaka, Seekkuge Prasanna, Chaminda Bandara, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal.

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