The test match series between England and Sri Lanka will start from January 14, 2021 in Sri Lanka. The two-match series between the two modern and leading teams of test cricket will be very interesting. It is an important series for the host. The series will give confidence to the players. English test cricket team is very good and strong; hence playing against them can be much learning experience for the players. The series is also very important for ICC Test Championship. Sri Lanka has very bad records of test cricket against England; therefore, Sri Lankan team will try to win the series as this English side is very strong and are capable of winning series against Sri Lanka in Sri Lanka.
The first match of the series will be played on Jan 14, Thursday, at Galle International Stadium, Galle. Batsman Joe Root will be the test captain of the English team, while batsman Karunratane will lead the Sri Lankan test team. Both the team has quality players. England has a perfect all-rounder in the form of Ben Stokes, whereas Sri Lanka also has a perfect in form all-rounder Angelo Mathews. Therefore both sides are balanced, but somewhere the English batting is stronger than the Sri Lankan batting, but Sri Lanka has the advantage of playing at home. They can utilize the conditions effectively. The 2nd or last match of England tour of Sri Lanka is on January 22, Friday at same venue. This match will decide the result of the series, and both the teams will try to finish the series or tour on winning note to carry momentum with them.
Therefore this series is very much important for both the teams and will test the real patience and techniques of players of both the teams. Sri Lanka has an opportunity to improve their test records against England by winning this series.