England need to be wary of Sri Lanka’s men of mystery in first ODI

Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid have the experience but the hosts’ spinners could produce the unorthodox in Dambulla

It was a visit to Sri Lanka in late 2014 and a 5-2 series defeat that proved the circuit breaker for Alastair Cook’s time as the England one-day captain, with some shaky-looking plans ripped up on the eve of the World Cup but a grim campaign still resulting.

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