Sri Lanka, who have had a terrible time in England, will want to end the tour on a high note. The Angelo Mathews-led Sri Lanka will face England in a one-off T20 match at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on Tuesday.
England suffered a heartbreaking moment earlier this year in the ICC World T20 2016 final at the Eden Gardens in Kolkata. This T20 match will be their first after that loss to the West Indies.
Meanwhile, Sri Lanka, with just two wins on the entire tour -- and that came against Ireland -- have one last chance to bring smiles on the faces of their fans.
Sri Lanka's form in the shortest format of the game have been poor in this calendar year. They have managed to win just three out of 13 T20 international matches in 2016. They also failed to make it to the knockout stages of the ICC World T20 2016.
Mathews & co. have nothing to lose and ideally they should come out all guns blazing against Eoin Morgan's England at the Ageas Bowl on Tuesday.
Sri Lanka will have to step it up in all the departments if they want to win this one-off T20 match against England.
England on the other hand, have very little things to worry about. They have comfortably outplayed Sri Lanka in all departments during the Tests as well as the ODI series. One should not be surprised if England emerge victorious yet again in the final match of the tour.
England have rested Alex Hales, Joe Root and Moeen Ali for this one-off game. It is the ideal time for them to unleash Sussex's left-arm speed-machine Tymal Mills.
Sri Lanka have made just one change from their ODI squad. Upul Tharanga has been replaced by Ramith Rambukwella. It is highly unlikely that the off-spinning all-rounder will get a chance in the playing XI against England on Tuesday.
Expected playing XI: England: Jason Roy, Dawid Malan, James Vince, Eoin Morgan (C), Jos Buttler (wk), Liam Dawson, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan, David Willey, Liam Plunkett, Tymal Mills.
Sri Lanka: Kusal Perera, Danushka Gunathilaka, Kusal Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal(wk), Angelo Mathews (C), Seekkuge Prasanna, Dhananjaya de Silva, Dasun Shanaka, Suraj Randiv, Nuwan Pradeep, Suranga Lakmal.
Where to Watch Live
England vs Sri Lanka one-off T20 match is scheduled for a 6:30 p.m. local time (11:00 p.m. IST, 7:30 a.m. 1:30 pm ET) start. Below are the live streaming and TV options.
USA: TV: ESPN 3. Live Streaming: Watch ESPN.
Australia: TV: Fox Sports 5. Live Streaming: Foxtel.
New Zealand: TV: Sky Sport. Live Streaming: Sky Sport NZ.
South Africa and Sub Saharan Africa: TV: SuperSport 2. Live Streaming: SuperSport Live Video.