England sift through options for Sri Lanka, with Moeen a chance at No 3

Pitch and weather have not helped Joe Root and Trevor Bayliss make up their minds for Tuesday’s first Test at Galle

Let us begin with the certainties. Jonny Bairstow is unavailable for selection for the Galle Test match on fitness grounds. Er, that’s it.

Both Joe Root and Trevor Bayliss were singing from the same hymn sheet on Sunday but there was very little on it. We cannot be sure who is going to bat at No 3 for England on Tuesday; the balance of the side has yet to be finalised and we don’t even know who is going to keep wicket.

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