England opener Dom Sibley admitted there was a moment where he did not know how he was going to score any runs against South Africa.
England captain Joe Root anchored his side’s first innings in Sri Lanka, making 78 on day one of their opening warm-up against the SLC President’s XI in Katunayake.
England eased into action on the first morning of their opening tour match in Sri Lanka, reaching 119 for two against a Sri Lanka Cricket President’s XI.
England batsman Dom Sibley is sure he has all the tools to thrive on the spinning pitches of Sri Lanka, the final stop on his winter world tour.
England national selector Ed Smith admitted Keaton Jennings’ recall for the two-Test tour of Sri Lanka next month was down to the Lancashire opener’s proficiency on the subcontinent.
England have recalled Lancashire opener Keaton Jennings and Surrey wicketkeeper-batsman Ben Foakes for the two-Test series against Sri Lanka next month.
Zak Crawley and Dom Sibley became the first England openers to post a century stand in over three years but South Africa fought back to leave the fourth Test in the balance after day one in Johannesburg.
England all-rounder Ben Stokes is likely to be charged by the match referee after becoming involved in an apparently foul-mouthed exchange with a fan following his dismissal on day one of the fourth Test against South Africa.
Zak Crawley and Dom Sibley became the first England openers to post a century stand in over three years but South Africa fought back to leave the fourth Test in the balance on day one in Johannesburg.
Zak Crawley and Dom Sibley shared England’s first century opening stand since December 2016 on day one against South Africa in Johannesburg.
Zak Crawley and Dom Sibley became the first England openers to post a century stand in over three years as they reached 100 without loss on a rain-affected first day in the fourth Test against South Africa.
Ollie Pope revealed how a word of encouragement from Ben Stokes to take a late gamble on DRS allowed him to bring up his maiden Test century in Port Elizabeth.
England were pleased with their efforts on day one of the third Test in Port Elizabeth, confident that a late stand between Ben Stokes and Ollie Pope had tipped the scales back in their favour against South Africa.