This tour has been a mauling of sorts for the hosts. Sri Lanka have been forced to make a minimum of two changes due to the injury to Dinesh Chandimal and Akila Dananjaya being reported for a suspect action. England have already announced their playing XI as they give a game to Johnny Bairstow and Stuart Broad. Hopefully the rain will stay away and we have an uninterrupted game.
The hosts will look to go out, express themselves and have fun in the middle as the series is already gone, whereas, England will look to clean sweep a Test series away from home. Can the Islanders put up a fight and salvage some pride in the final game?
PITCH REPORT - Russel Arnold says its a very hot day and there could be some rain in the evening. He also feels that the boundary sizes are bigger. Adds that the pitch looks dry and his companion, Brad Hogg feels that the wicket already looks like a Day 3 wicket and there are patches in the middle that could crack wide open. Russel then goes on to add that it's a lot more drier than the previous pitches and should spin more. Nevertheless, he also says that the batsmen can score runs if they adapt and apply themselves and put in a mindset to not only survive but also find a way to score runs.
TOSS - England have won the toss and opted to bat first.
TEAM NEWS - Sri Lanka bring in Danushka Gunathilaka and Lakshan Sandakan in place of Kaushal Silva and Akila Dananjaya. England have got in Johnny Bairstow and Stuart Broad in place of Sam Curran and James Anderson.