England beat Sri Lanka by 42 runs in Colombo on Monday to register their first series victory in Sri Lanka since 2002. Not only this, they also recorded their only three-Test cleansweep in Asia. On this victory, England Cricket team captain Joe Root has stated that his side is no longer 'a one-trick pony' following their 3-0 away whitewash in the Test series against Sri Lanka.
Root stated that the current English outfit had proven it's ability to adapt to foreign conditions rather than being home-track bullies. He said It's about being adaptable and we've shown we can do that. 27 year old further added that We've shown we are not a one-trick pony any more. And that should fill us with a huge amount of confidence going into future tours,Appreciating his spinners, captain said that We've been brave. We really bought into that and played it to our advantage. We've got three wonderful spinners that complement each other very well, backed up very ably by some very good seam bowling,"
There is also a good news for England and that is it have gained the second position on the MRF Tyres ICC Men’s Test Team Rankings.