Sri Lanka and England are ready to clash in the third Test of the three-match series, which will begin from Friday in Colombo.
The visitors have already taken an unassailable 2-0 lead with victories in Galle and Kandy by 211 and 57 runs margin. Therefore, the home side will go in to the contest in a desperate state of turning things around after two below-par performances.
In the batting department, the Islanders will be once again depending on veteran middle-order batsman Angelo Mathews to lead from the front, but in order to succeed, he will need some support from the other batsmen as well. In the bowling department, the onus will be once again on the spinners to do most of the damage.
On the other hand, England will go into the contest full of confidence after two impressive performances.
In the batting department, the team will be relying on captain Joe Root to once again lead from the front, whereas in the bowling department, the team management will be banking on the spin-trio to do most of the damage.
Sinhalese Sports Club in Colombo will be used as the venue for the tie. There've been 41 Tests played at the venue till now, where the highest team score of 756-5 was registered by Sri Lanka in 2006. Highest individual score of 374 was registered by Mahela Jayawardene whereas the best bowling figures in an innings of 9-127 was registered by Sri Lanka's Rangana Herath.