Mark Wood keen on pace-off with Olly Stone for England World Cup place

• Bowler knows time is running out to stake World Cup claim
• Fifth ODI against Sri Lanka could be Wood’s big break

England have moved from the chirping rainforest sounds of Dambulla and Kandy to the hustle and bustle of Sri Lanka’s capital for the fifth one-day international on Tuesday.

With the series secured, congestion in the bowling department will be deliberately eased. Mark Wood, Sam Curran and Liam Plunkett have all been onlookers so far – the latter arriving late because of his wedding – but could now play in this day-night game in Colombo (one that comes with a reserve day if required). Chris Woakes and Olly Stone are down for a breather, while a decision is pending on whether Tom Curran is replaced by his younger brother.

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