Andrew Strauss’ England, whilst very entertaining, have been far too unreliable with the bat in their last 3 games, scoring 639 runs as opposed to the 961 scored in the opening 3.
Andrew Strauss and Jon Trott lead the way with the bat and the relaxed latter is 7/2 with Totesport to get the most runs but their could be a heavy reliance on Bell and Morgan to get runs, they are 9/2 and 5/1 (both Coral) to top score and Morgan is the preference.
Another problem for England is whilst they have relied on the bowlers to drag them out of very precarious situations lately, they are now up against Sangakkara and co. The excellent captain is 7/2 at Betdaq to punish England the most but the nod goes to Mahela Jayawardene at 9/2 (Blue Square), who has scored the most runs on this ground and played well last time out.
Allowing teams such as the West Indies to get far too close is a massive negative for England and Mularitharan, the top wicket taker at Colombo RPS, is 7/2 to grab the most here (Paddy Power).
It’s been an interesting ride for England but surely ends here.