Cardiff - Sri
Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss and elected to field against
England in the fifth and final one-day international at Cardiff on
England had already won the series at 2-0 up with one to
play following their dynamic six-wicket win in a rain-affected match at
The Oval where opener Jason Roy made 162 on his Surrey home ground.
England made two changes, with Roy's opening partner Alex Hale ruled out with a back niggle.
was replaced by James Vince with off-spinner Moeen Ali making way for
an extra seamer in Chris Jordan on a green-tinged pitch.
made one change, left-arm seamer Chaminda Bandara coming for his debut
in place of dropped all-rounder Farveez Maharoof as the tourists went in
search of their first win on English soil this trip following a 2-0
defeat in the preceding three-Test series.
"We'll have a bowl first with the weather around, and the wicket is slightly greener than the last one," said Mathews.
"We batted well in the last game, just our bowling didn't happen. Hopefully we will bat well second."
England captain Eoin Morgan added: "I would have bowled first because of the green on the wicket.
a really important game for us. When we've gone ahead the series in the
past we've almost let our foot off the accelerator."
No sooner had Mathews won the toss then it began to rain again.
the scheduled start of play was pushed back by just 10 minutes to
10:40am local time (0940 GMT), with no overs lost at that stage.
James Vince, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (captain), Jonny Bairstow,
Jos Buttler (wkt), Chris Jordan, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Liam
Plunkett, Adil Rashid
Sri Lanka: Kusal Perera, Danushka
Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal (wkt), Angelo Mathews
(captain), Seekkuge Prasanna, Upul Tharanga, Dasun Shanaka, Chaminda
Bandara, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal
Umpires: Paul Reiffel (AUS), Michael Gough (ENG)
TV umpire: Bruce Oxenford (AUS)
Match referee: David Boon (AUS)