England Look To Sweep Sri Lanka As India Await
Joe Root's England will look to sweep Sri Lanka in the second and final Test, starting Friday, as they prepare to face an India side buoyed by their sensational victory in Australia.
England, who resumed a tour that was halted in March by the coronavirus pandemic, won the first Test in Galle by seven wickets and start a four-Test series in India on February 5.
India are riding high after Tuesday's stunning win in Brisbane, which snapped Australia's 32-year unbeaten streak at the Gabba and clinched the series 2-1.
"If we can go into that series with a 2-0 win it would do us a world of good for our confidence," said England coach Chris Silverwood.
"All being well by the time we get to India we'll have hit our straps fully and be ready to hit the first game hard."