England tour of Sri Lanka: Sri Lanka Vs England 1st ODI Live Scores at Colombo (RPS), Nov 26, 2014
Teams: Sri Lanka Vs England
Venu: Played at R Premadasa Stadium, Colombo
Time: Match scheduled to begin at 14:30 local time (09:00 GMT)
Recent Matches results : (last five completed matches, most recent first)
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Sri Lanka have some mitigation for their recent run of modest form. Called to India at short-notice to replace West Indies, their lack of preparation was exposed as they lost 5-0. But the fact that they have recalled Thilina Kandamby - who has not played an ODI since July 2011 - and Jeevan Mendis - who has not played international cricket for more than a year - underlines that they are still searching for missing ingredients.
They are without Sachithra Senanayake, who could be cleared for a return to bowling before the end of the series, and Lasith Malinga, who has undergone ankle surgery that renders him a doubt for the World Cup. But they do possess three batsmen in the top 10 of the ODI rankings - England have nobody in the top 20 - and must be considered favourites for the series.
4 , 0, 4, 0: The scores contributed by Tillakaratne Dilshan's opening partner in Sri Lanka's previous four ODIs.
29 and 40: The amount of months and ODI innings respectively since Alastair Cook reached 80.
Sri Lanka team:KC Sangakkara,DPMD Jayawardene,TM Dilshan,BAW Mendis,KTGD Prasad,HMRKB Herath,MDK Perera,SHT Kandamby,AD Mathews,NLTC Perera,HDRL Thirimanne,BMAJ Mendis,MDKJ Perera,Shaminda Eranga,Lahiru Gamage