Former Sri Lankan skipper Kumar Sangakkara said that the England team is the best unit across all three formats of the game. Sangakkara said that the new look England team possess the best all-round combination and can outwit any team in any conditions.
England is slated to tour the Island nation to play 5 ODIs, 1 T20 and 3 tests, starting 5 October.
Sri Lanka are coming on back of disappointing end to their Asia Cup campaign after going down to Bangladesh and Afghanistan to bow out from the group stage.
England are the best all-round side- Sangakkara
“It’s going to be a tough series for Sri Lanka against an England side, who I think will be well adapted to any conditions we play them under. I think they are the best all-round side in world cricket without a doubt, in any conditions. They have allrounders down to no. 10 – they bat very deep,” Sangakarra said in an interview with ESPN Cricinfo.
Sangakkara also praised the batting line-up of England and said that they boasts of aggressors as well as defensively sound batsman.
“They have a settled batting line-up, which they haven’t changed. They have strokemakers and batsmen who can knuckle down. Since Alastair Cook has left, they’ll have a new opening combination, so whoever comes in there, Sri Lanka can target,” Sangakkara said in an interview with ESPN Cricinfo.