Jos Buttler
Jos Buttler will take over wicket-keeping duties from Johnny Bairstow for the limited over seriesGetty

England host Sri Lanka in the first game of the five-match One Day International (ODI) series at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on 21 June (Tuesday).

Where to watch live

Match starts at 1.30pm BST/6pm IST. Live coverage of the game is available on Sky Sports 2 and Sky Sports 2 HD in the UK. Click here for the live streaming link.

Overview

England start their summer sojourn in the limited overs format after a successful Test series in high spirits, energised by their returns, especially with their performance in the ICC T20 World Cup where they reached the final.

Skipper Eoin Morgan leads an exciting group of players who have different strengths and in Joe Root, Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler he has three individuals who are capable of winning matches on their own. The Three Lions have not been the most consistent of sides in ODIs winning 10 and losing nine games since the start of last summer. However, they can point to series victories over New Zealand and Pakistan as the high points of their limited overs campaign.

There are still doubts over all-rounder Stokes' fitness, which means Chris Woakes might get a game after putting in impressive performances in the Test series. Johnny Bairstow may slot in as a batsman with Jos Buttler taking over wicket-keeping duties.

Sri Lanka finally showed glimpses of their potentials, registering their first win of the tour as they thrashed Ireland to win the series 2-0. A number of youngsters gave a good account of themselves, in particular opener Kusal Perera who scored a brilliant 135 runs, while Seekkuge Prasanna and Danushka Gunathilaka made important contributions.

Skipper Angelo Mathews will be hoping that his team continue in the same vein and will look to overcome the absence of seamer Shaminda Eranga who has been banned from bowling by the International Cricket Council (ICC) over illegal bowling action.

Prediction

England to win

Betting odds (betfair)

  • England to win: 4/11
  • Sri Lanka to win: 21/10

Team news

England

Squad: Eoin Morgan (C), Moeen Ali, Johnny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (WK), Steven Finn, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, James Vince, David Willey, Chris Woakes.

Sri Lanka

Squad: Angelo Mathews (C), Dinesh Chandimal (WK), Dhananjaya de Silva, Nuwan Pradeep, Danushka Gunathilaka, Suraj Randiv, Suranga Lakmal, Farveez Maharoof, Kusal Mendis, Kusal Perera, Seekkuge Prasanna, Dasun Shanaka, Upul Tharanga, Lahiru Thirimanne.