England have made two changes for the third and final Test in Sri Lanka, with Stuart Broad and Jonny Bairstow returning in place of the rested James Anderson and the injured Sam Curran.
James Anderson will stand aside for his long-time partner Stuart Broad as England look to seal a rare series whitewash this week, admitting he has felt “like a spare part” on the spinning pitches of Sri Lanka.
England are chasing a clean sweep in Sri Lanka after winning the Tests in Galle and Kandy with an unchanged XI.
Joe Root struggled to sleep on the eve of England’s series-clinching victory over Sri Lanka but it did not take him long to realise he could rest easy with his fast-evolving side.
England have completed a first series victory in Sri Lanka for 17 years, wrapping up the second Test by 57 runs on the final morning in Kandy.
Keaton Jennings is happy to continue putting himself in the firing line for England after turning the tide of the second Test against Sri Lanka with two remarkable pieces of fielding at short leg.
England withstood a gutsy Sri Lankan fightback as seven wickets of spin and two magical moments from Keaton Jennings brought them within sight of a series-clinching victory in Kandy.
England were wrestling with an Angelo Mathews-inspired Sri Lanka as the second Test headed for a nerve-shredding conclusion on day four in Kandy.
Jack Leach struck three times with the new ball as England positioned themselves for a series-clinching victory in the second Test against Sri Lanka.
Joe Root will cherish his 15th Test century as one of his very best, but only if England’s bowlers finish the job and seal a series win over Sri Lanka.
Joe Root seized the moment with a perfectly-timed century in Kandy that put England in charge of an intriguing second Test against Sri Lanka.
Joe Root seized the moment with a superb century as England’s lead over Sri Lanka raced past 200 on the fourth afternoon in Kandy.
England lost four wickets on the third morning against Sri Lanka, leaving them with a fragile 85-run lead in the second Test.
Jack Leach admitted England’s game plan took a wrong turn on day two in Kandy but believes the prospect of bowling last on a spinning pitch offers a reason for optimism.
Jack Leach admitted England’s game plan took a wrong turn on day two in Kandy but believes the prospect of bowling last on a spinning pitch offers plenty of reason for optimism.
England found themselves on the back foot after day two of the second Test against Sri Lanka, 46 runs behind and facing the prospect of a nerve-racking second innings in Kandy.
Ben Stokes produced two pieces of magic in the field to kick-start England’s push for a first-innings lead in Kandy as Sri Lanka battled hard to stay in the second Test.
Rival politicians have exchanged blows in Sri Lanka’s Parliament as the disputed Prime Minister Mahinda Rajapaksa claimed the speaker had no authority to remove him from office by voice vote.
A brilliant run out and an outstanding catch from Ben Stokes boosted England’s cause after Sri Lanka fought hard on the second morning of the second Test in Kandy.
Sam Curran felt England ended a difficult first day against Sri Lanka in a strong position after his late barrage of sixes shifted the momentum in the second Test.