It’s been very generous of England to attempt to sort out Sri Lanka’s opening vacancy within 24 hours of the retirment of Marvan Atapattu. Upul Tharanga made a hundred for the Board President’s XI and Sri Lanka’s muppets would appear to have an easy decision to make.
If there are any injuries to other Sri Lankan batsmen, that’s okay too, because Chamara Kapugedera also made a hundred. All in all, Sri Lanka’s reserves are primed for action after a great couple of days of batting practice against a representative England XXXIV.
England, for their part, have nine sets of bowling figures to pore over – all of which are crap. It would seem that Paul Collingwood and Ravi Bopara are likely to be opening the bowling come the first Test as their figures of 0-9 off three and 0-4 off one respectively, were far and away the pick of a pretty ugly bowling card.