As Sri Lanka and England gear up for the fifth ODI at Pallekele today, the two teams display contrasting levels of morale.
The match starts at 2:30 p.m. India time.
The toss team news and squads will be updated here soon.
Sri Lankans would be sure having a wider grin after moving a step closer to writing the fate of the series and would be eyeing to grab the series with a win in the fifth.
Angelo Mathews may advise rest to a few of his senior mates as a bunch of young blood is still awaiting chances in the ODI series.
Suranga Lakmal, Lahir Gamage, Dilruwan Perera, Ashan Priyanjan and Lakshan Sandakan are the ones in the roster who are yet to be tried by the skipper.
While some of them may be fortunate enough to play the Pallekele ODI, it may not seem wise to entirely bring the fresh faces in. This is because Sri Lanka would not want to gamble by pushing the series to the final match.
Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene and Tillakaratne Dilshan have proved crucial at various points in the series, which makes it even tougher for the skipper to bring an alteration.
After being suspended from the fourth game, English skipper Alastair Cook will be back to the squad, which certainly doesn’t look delightful when looking at the current form of the left-hander.
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Despite being desperate to prove a point to his critics, Alistair Cook has been failing drastically in his efforts with the bat and his captaincy skills.
His team has been craving to get the right mix together, which has been absent for a long time in the English squad. At times when they bring some sort of revamp with the bat, the bowling front surrenders without a fight and the same happens when on a reverse mode.
Another upset comes in the form of Ben Stokes, who has failed to impress in any terms on the ground.
Problems does prevail more than in bunches for the England squad, which barely looks like being resolved. England must sure have to perform some on-field wonders if they are to stay alive in the seven match series.