Sri Lanka would like to avenge the second ODI defeat with a win here and aim to square things off © Getty Images
Sri Lanka would like to avenge the second ODI defeat with a win here and aim to square things off © Getty Images

Hosts England take on visitors Sri Lanka in the third of the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series at the County Ground in Bristol on Sunday. England, who have been in stellar form in the limited-overs format, would look to continue the good form, as they aim to win another ODI series on their home soil, as they challenge the mighty Sri Lankan Lions, who too are a giant side, and are known to be a deadly side in the ODI format. Although the 10-wicket win for England in the last ODI is ought to hurt the Lankans, they would like to avenge the defeat with a win here and aim to square things off. Full Cricket Scorecard: England vs Sri Lanka 2016, 3rd ODI at Bristol

It was only another middle-order batting collapse that laid down the foundation for Sri Lanka’s first defeat in the ODI series. Kusal Perera and Danushka Gunathilaka must provide impetus and keep the scorebaord ticking. It was yet again Dinesh Chanidmal and Mathews, who held fort for Sri Lanka and put up a decent total for their bowlers to defend. Upul Tharanga, who has been wasted at No.8, showed better batting skills than any of the top-order batsmen. Full Cricket Updates: England vs Sri Lanka 2016, 3rd ODI at Bristol

England, on the other hand, looked a team with a mission; a mission to win the match unlike the last time, where they faulted right in the final grasp. It was the spinning duo of Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid that choked the life out of Sri Lankan batting line-up. Rashid bowled his quota of 10 overs on the trot, giving away just 34 runs and picking up 2 wickets.

Squads:

England: Eoin Morgan (c), Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Joe Root, Jos Buttler (wk), Moeen Ali, Chris Jordan, David Willey, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Steven Finn, Jonny Bairstow, Chris Woakes, James Vince.

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (c), Kusal Perera, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal (wk), Dasun Shanaka, Seekkuge Prasanna, Upul Tharanga, Dhananjaya de Silva, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal, Lahiru Thirimanne, Farveez Maharoof, Suraj Randiv.