Stuart Broad bagged a hat-trick as England’s bowlers made light work of their first assignment in the West Indies, easing to a 19-wicket day in Barbados.
Stuart Broad claimed a hat-trick as England’s bowlers made light work of their first warm-up outing in Barbados.
Tour de France champion Geraint Thomas has won the BBC Sports Personality of the Year award, beating Formula 1 champion Lewis Hamilton into second place, with England captain Harry Kane third.
Joe Root intends to see off 2018 in style after banishing memories of a bruising start to the year.
England have made two changes for the third and final Test in Sri Lanka, with Stuart Broad and Jonny Bairstow returning in place of the rested James Anderson and the injured Sam Curran.
James Anderson will stand aside for his long-time partner Stuart Broad as England look to seal a rare series whitewash this week, admitting he has felt “like a spare part” on the spinning pitches of Sri Lanka.
England are chasing a clean sweep in Sri Lanka after winning the Tests in Galle and Kandy with an unchanged XI.
The scorers in Kandy took a familiar tone with several members of the England team on day one of the second Test.
James Anderson could have put his feet up rather than take on a challenging tour of Sri Lanka – but England’s record wicket-taker insists there is nowhere he would rather be than “dripping with sweat and covered in mud” with his team.