Dom Bess relishing spin-friendly first Test in Sri Lanka after opening warm-up

  • England finally get on suspiciously green pitch for workout
  • Bess: ‘Quite clever of Sri Lankans, whatever they’re doing’

England’s Sri Lankan Test warm-ups started on a suspiciously green pitch on Friday, but Dom Bess is licking his lips at the prospect of a spin-friendly surface in Galle next week – and the chance to prod any “egos” in the home ranks.

After another round of Covid-19 swabs came back clear – leaving the quarantined Moeen Ali as the only member of the touring party to test positive – England finally took to the pitch in Hambantota for a low-key workout between Team Root and Team Buttler.

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