England won the first ODI via D/L method © Getty Images
England won the first ODI via D/L method © Getty Images

 

May 25, 2014

 

A confident England side will take on Sri Lanka in the second One-Day International at Chester-le-Street on Sunday. The first match was affected by rain and the weather prediction doesn’t have any good news for this match either.

 

Chris Jordan and Gary Ballance performed well in the first match as England look to build on a new side. The Lankans on the other hand kept losing wickets in a stiff revised target after the rain interruption. Skipper Alastair Cook’s availability is a concern for the England camp as he picked up a groin injury in the first match. Alex Hales has been called in as cover for Cook and Eoin Morgan is likely to lead for England.

 

Squads:

 

Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews(c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Dinesh Chandimal(w), Chaturanga de Silva, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Ajantha Mendis, Thisara Perera, Ashan Priyanjan, Sachithra Senanayake, Mahela Jayawardene, Kushal Janith Perera, Lasith Malinga, Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kumar Sangakkara, Dhammika Prasad

 

England: Alastair Cook(c), Jos Buttler(w), Eoin Morgan, Chris Woakes, James Tredwell, Joe Root, Chris Jordan, Harry Gurney, Michael Carberry, Tim Bresnan, Ravi Bopara, Ian Bell, James Anderson, Gary Ballance

 

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