Live Cricket Score, Sri Lanka vs England 1st Test Day 1: Rain threat over Rangana Herath’s farewell
Sri Lanka vs England 1st Test Day 1 Live Cricket Score: As England move on and play their first Test since Alastair Cook, Sri Lanka ready themselves to play their final Test alongside Rangana Herath – two longtime members of their respective teams and two star performers through their careers. Cook’s departure leaves a massive gap to fill for Joe Root’s side. Sri Lanka will face the same question mark by the second Test but for now, they can rely on crafty Herath for one final time. England could well chop and change as they did against India while Sri Lanka are unlikely to make many changes on a surface that is expected to assist spin.
Sri Lanka vs England 1st Test Day 1: Sri Lanka hope Rangana Herath has a little magic left in his 40-year-old left arm to give them a victorious start to the Test series with England from Tuesday. Herath is playing his final Test, his 93rd since his debut in 1999. The former Sri Lanka skipper is retiring from all forms of cricket in Galle after this first Test of three. Sri Lanka skipper Dinesh Chandimal is confident they can exploit England’s inexperienced top order in spin-friendly conditions at a venue that has been a fortress for Sri Lanka. England hasn’t won its previous four Tests in Galle. (AP)