LIVE Cricket Score, Sri Lanka vs England, 1st ODI at Dambulla

Tom Curran took 5-35 against Australia in Perth in January

Sri Lanka the toss and chose to bowl in the first ODI of the series in Dambulla, with newly instated captain Dinesh Chandimal hoping for some assistance against the No. 1-ranked side from a "little bit of moisture in the wicket".

With Chandimal taking charge for his first ODI since January, Sri Lanka included two other players who were not involved at the Asia Cup: Niroshan Dickwella, who dropped from their initial squad, and Nuwan Pradeep, the fast bowler who has recovered from injury.

Monsoon rains impeded Sri Lanka's training on the day before the match, and had also washed out one of England's warm-up games, but good weather is forecast for the game. "It is a fearless call but we have come a long way with this team and we need to put ourselves in the best position in order to be contenders", Morgan told Sky Sports Cricket. Then, as now, they were preparing for a World Cup.

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England, who are No 1 in the one-day global rankings less than a year from the tournament on home soil, have a number of players waiting for their chance and Morgan said he would act in the best interests of the team if he were not playing well.

In 2014 England lost the series here 5-2 and three days after the tour finished, Alastair Cook was sacked as captain to be replaced by Eoin Morgan.

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