Australian off spinner Nathan Lyon has said that it will be a fantastic opportunity if the spin-bowling legend Muttiah Muralitharan can spend a training session with the team during their tour of Sri Lanka.
After spectacular performance in the first Test against Sri Lanka at Headingley, England cricketers Jonny Bairstow and James Anderson made significant gains in the International Cricket Council Test rankings for players.
England pace spearhead James Anderson, who starred with the ball on the second day of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Headingley, said that changing the end from where he bowls has contributed to his success.
After Jonny Bairstow scored a fantastic 140, James Anderson and Stuart Broad shared nine wickets to bowl Sri Lanka out for 91 runs after which England enforced the follow on under gloomy skies on the second day of the first Test at Headingley.
After Dasun Shanaka reduced them to 83 for five, Alex Hales and Jonny Bairstow hit unbeaten fifties to push England to 171 for five in 53 overs on day one before the third session of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Headingley was washed out.
Sri Lanka's tour of England has received a fresh setback as pace bowler Dhammika Prasad is set to return home for further assessment of his shoulder injury which had ruled him out of the ongoing first Test match in Leeds.
Contrary to the statement of the secretary of Sri Lanka Cricket, the International Cricket Council has denied that it has received a request for reimbursement of the costs incurred by the board in the defence of Kusal Perera.
Dimuth Karunaratne brought up a boundary-filled century starring in a day of good returns for Sri Lankans, who scored 200 for four in the second innings before declaring as the tour match against Leicestershire ended in a draw on the third day and final day.