Right up front let me make it clear that my 2 cents are completely worthless. I don’t have a whole lot to say about the match other than that i am looking forward to it. I am no expert on either team, but I am definitely sure it will be tougher on England than the test series was.
I really only have three comments to make. Th first is that I am very happy to see Swann on the squad. He has been my favorite player for some time and I’m glad he is not being rested. England will need him, maybe even in the first few overs. It will be interesting to see how Broad uses him.
Which leads to the second topic, Stuart Broad. I do not know enough about Broad to be either critical or excited. What I will say is that I hope he does well. Maybe he has what it takes to be aggressive and really push for wickets. It’s too bad they are only playing one match. I have a feeling that the focus will be on the match being a preview of the ODIs. I hope Broad is given many opportunities to captain before his destiny as captain is determined.
One person who is guaranteed to make Stuart’s job much harder is Lasith Malinga. This man can be a serious game changer. I am not only impressed by his unique action, which is entertaining to watch, but his ability to take wickets. I will be shocked if he doesn’t get at least 2.
So that’s it, really, I know there is a lot more to the story and maybe someday my opinion will matter because I will have something of value to say. I am hopeful for an England win, but Sri Lanka is not to be underestimated.