England will play Sri Lanka in the one-off T20I that will be played on June 25, 2011. The match will be played at Bristol in Gloucestershire and will see the English team look to continue their winning streak.
The English are the current World T20 champions, a title they won after beating Australia in the last year’s World T20 Cup. They have made many changes to their side, including one at the helm with the appointment of Stuart Broad as the captain. He replaces Paul Collingwood.
Amongst the others, England also get their opening pair from the T20 World Cup back, in Michael Lumb and Craig Kieswetter, both of whom should open the innings for the side. Samit Patel makes a return to the side as well.
Sri Lanka, on the other hand, know that this is their best chance to win something in England. While the hosts have an excellent Test match side, their limited overs performances have been a bit iffy and if Sanath Jayasuriya and company can get going, the Lankans will be hard to stop.
Tillakaratne Dilshan should hopefully be fit to play the game after having struggled through a fractured thumb, but the big question is whether he will want to take a risk. The game is set for June 25th, and is available on the internet via live streaming through hdcric.info, at 9:30am Eastern Time, 13:30 GMT.