Sri Lanka are ready to face England in their tour's only T20 international in Colombo on Saturday. In the recently concluded five-match ODI series, which was heavily affected due to bad weather, the visitors came out on top in three out of four matches that were possible between the two sides. However, on Saturday, it will be the home side who will go in the contest full of confidence after securing a 219-run win in the fifth match of the ODI series, which came at the same venue where the T20I will be played.
In the batting department, the Islanders will be banking on in-form wicketkeeper-batsman Niroshan Dickwella and ODI captain Dinesh Chandimal to produce bulk of the runs, whereas captain Thisara Perera will have the responsibility to provide big finish to the innings. In the bowling department, the reliance will be on veteran pacer Lasith Malinga to produce the goods.
On the other hand, England will hoping to put a similar kind of performance as they did in the middle three ODIs. In the batting department, the team will be relying on captain Eoin Morgan and vice-captain Jos Buttler to produce bulk of the runs, whereas in the bowling department, the onus will be on the pace attack to deliver the goods.
R. Premadasa Stadium in Colombo is one of the most used venue in the country. So far, there have been 34 T20Is played at the venue where the highest score of 215-5 was registered by Bangladesh in