Sri Lanka vs England 1st Test Match Live Streaming: The first test match of the two-match ICC Test Championship series between England and Sri Lanka begins today in Galle and the live-action will be Live Streamed and Broadcasted across a number of territories. The match up between Joe Root’s England and Dimuth Karunaratne’s Sri Lanka will be Live Streamed in Sri Lanka on Sri Lanka Cricket’s YouTube channel. In India Sony Sports and Sony LIV will do the Live Telecast the series.
1st Test – Jan 14-18 – 04:30 GMT – Galle
Where Sri Lanka vs England 1st Test will be Live Streamed ?
Sri Lanka: Dialog (mobile) and Sri Lanka Cricket’s YouTube channel
USA: Willow TV
Where Sri Lanka vs England 1st Test Match will be Live Broadcasted ?
Sri Lanka: Channel Eye and Ten Cricket
UK: Sky Sports
India: Sony Ten 2
USA: Willow TV
South Africa: SuperSport
England Playing XI: England is resting some of their key players for the series. Skipper Joe Root will have a task at his hand as Ben Stokes is rested, Burns is on paternity leave and Oli Pope still recovering from a dislocated shoulder, England’s top five is likely to be Dom Sibley, Zak Crawley, Jonny Bairstow, Root and the debuting Dan Lawrence.
Even though Bairstow has played 70 Tests, Root, with 97 caps, will still have more than the rest of the top five combined.
On top of that, with Moeen set to miss the entire two-Test series after contracting coronavirus and Woakes only just out of isolation after being deemed a close contact,
England will play a Test without all of Stokes, Woakes and Moeen for the first time since the first Ashes Test in Brisbane in November 2013.
If one of veteran pace bowlers James Anderson and Stuart Broad is rested, England will make as many as five changes from their last Test against Pakistan in August.
All of this is against the backdrop of staying in a bio-secure bubble while in Sri Lanka, and their on-field preparation being limited to just one day of an internal warm-up match.
“We feel we’re as ready as we can be,” Root told BBC Sport.
“It’s very different, there will be different challenges throughout this winter that we’ve never faced before.”
The series in Sri Lanka is rescheduled from last March, when it was postponed because of the coronavirus pandemic.