The 5th and final ODI between Sri Lanka and England will be played today at R Premadasa cricket stadium as a day and night encounter. The match will start at 2.30PM local time.The police have made special Traffic arrangements are made at Kettarama junction from 1.30PM to 3.00PM.
This match could be the last chance for Sri Lankans to show some fight against England and gain respect among cricket fans in Sri Lanka. The Sri Lankan cricket critics questions as to why Sri Lanka still underperforms even after having one of the best coach in the world.
Meanwhile Rangana Herath, the most-successful left-arm bowler in Test history, will retire after the first Test in Galle, having told the selectors that he is reluctant to play through an entire three-Test series.
Galle is a sentimental venue for Herath – not only did he make his Test debut there in 1999, he also needs only one more wicket to join Muttiah Muralitharan in having taken 100 wickets at the ground. It was at this venue that Herath also reignited his career at the age of 31, taking five wickets in a Test against Pakistan in 2009.