Sri Lanka will bank on their home advantage against an English side grappling with inconsistency and injuries in Saturday's World Cup quarter-final in Colombo.
Consistency has been a real problem for England who narrowly escaped an upset against the Netherlands, tied with India, went down to Ireland before losing to Bangladesh in the group stages of the showpiece event.
Injuries have not helped England's cause either.
As if losing Kevin Pietersen (hernia), Stuart Broad (side strain) and Ajmal Shahzad (hamstring) to injuries was not bad enough, all-rounder Michael Yardy was the latest to fly back home suffering from depression.
The problems mean the reigning Twenty20 champions have never looked like a settled team in the competition they are aiming to win for the first time.
In Image: Sri Lanka's captain Kumar Sangakkara, left, and fellow team member Mahela Jayawardene, center, listen to umpire Simon Taufel during a training session in Colombo, Sri Lanka, Friday, March 25, 2011.
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