Tommy wrote:Admittedly it's 'only' against Sri Lanka, who are currently diminished by injuries and no doubt somewhat distracted by ongoing political strife but England have won a series overseas! Quite a remarkable performance by the spinners, claiming every wicket in the match barring one run out in the first innings. Plus another century for Joe Root in the second innings, which was a very welcome sight. Not to mention promising contributions from Leach, Foakes, Burns and even Jennings.
Like the home test in India, one thing I will say about Root's captaincy (and Ed Smith's selections to a degree) is it's producing tests that are rollicking good fun, which is all you can ask for really. It'll be interesting to see if they can maintain that momentum going into the series against Pakistan.
Got 3 tests and a load of crash bang wallopers against the windies in January first, followed by a T20 and 3 ODI's against Pakistan before the World Cup. Next home test isn't until 24th July against Ireland.