Cricket

Sri Lanka win toss, bat v England in final ODI

2018-10-23 11:07
Dinesh Chandimal (Getty)

Colombo - Sri Lanka captain Dinesh Chandimal won the toss and elected to bat against England in the fifth and final one-day international in Colombo on Tuesday. 

LIVE: Sri Lanka v England, 5th ODI

The hosts, who trail 3-0 in a series badly affected by the Sri Lankan monsoons, after the opener was washed out, have made two changes in their bid for a consolation win. 

Fast bowler Dushmantha Chameera and left-arm wrist spinner Lakshan Sandakan come into the XI in place of Lasith Malinga and Amila Aponso. 

England have made three changes to their starting line-up with wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler leading the side in the absence of captain Eoin Morgan, who is rested. 

Liam Plunkett, Sam Curran and Mark Wood come in for Morgan, Chris Woakes and Olly Stone.

Teams:

Sri Lanka

Dinesh Chandimal (captain), Niroshan Dickwella (wkt), Sadeera Samarawickrama, Kusal Mendis, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Thisara Perera, Akila Dananjaya, Lakshan Sandakan, Kasun Rajitha, Dushmantha Chameera

England

Jos Buttler (captain and wkt), Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Tom Curran, Mark Wood

Umpires: Aleem Dar (PAK), Ruchira Palliyaguruge (SRI)

TV umpire: Paul Reiffel (AUS)

Match referee: Richie Richardson (WIS)

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