England will retain the same team which played the first two tests, as they gear up to play the third and final encounter against Sri Lanka on June 09, 2016 at the Lords.

The hosts who have already grabbed the series win will be aiming for a whitewash against the Islanders; that too, from the mecca of world cricket.

The toss will take place before the scheduled start at 03.30 PM IST. 

In the Indian subcontinent, it will be telecast live on Star Sports. The playing XI will be announced just ahead of the toss.

Sky Sports will be streaming the rivalry live in the United Kingdom, while ESPN 3 will be doing the same in the U.S.

The highlights videos can be viewed at the website of the official broadcasters.

Alastair Cook and his boys started this series in spanking passion. In the first test, they beat the Asian side by an innings and 88 runs, while in the second one, the English team marked a nine-wicket triumph.

Alastair will remember the Riverside Ground clash forever, as he became the first ever England batsman to score 10,000 Test runs.

The scintillating form of James Anderson had played a crucial role in determining the success of hosts. The fast bowler picked eight wickets by conceding just 94 runs. In this outing, he has picked a total of 18 wickets at a mind-blowing average of 7.72.

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You can also visit HotStar to enjoy the live actions of this crucial encounter.

Sri Lanka was shattered completely in the initial game, but in the next game, they showed glimpses of a comeback.

Dinesh Chandimal scored his maiden hundred outside the island, and they managed to score 475 in their second innings. If they continue this fighting spirit today, then things will not be that friendly to Cook and his men.

Sri Lanka will be facing huge selection issues as they are gearing up for the third clash. The selection of Eranga was doubtful after his bowling action came under scrutiny.

At this juncture, readers should remind that the Islanders have lost the services of D Chameera and Prasad for this tour.