For Sri Lanka, they are much better placed and are building very nicely towards the World Cup. They have a nucleus of settled players, a world-class spinner, and several batsmen capable of hundreds (and who are able to adapt to the game’s situation). They’ve really turned things around after being belted 6-1 by India; they’re looking good.
I’ll be at The Oval for more fun and games tomorrow. If only to make this series competitive, let’s hope England can level it – but, moreover, let’s see England do the basics right and leave the slapdash strokeplay in the locker.