Angelo Mathews: Sri Lanka batsmen ‘can learn a lot’ from Joe Root

Sri Lanka batsman Angelo Mathews has told his team-mates to watch and learn from Joe Root.

England hold a 1-0 lead heading into the second and final Test, which starts on Friday in Galle, with their captain’s superb double century a major reason for their advantage.

His ability to negate the spin, play late off the back foot and sweep with authority was an exemplary case of sub-continental batsmanship from a man brought up playing his game on the out-grounds of Sheffield.

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  1. Root is a great batter and could still be England’s greatest but what about Anji? Root should be learning from Anji on how to play in Galle! Anji was once upon a time #2 in the world behind Sanga and basically gone no where from there mainly due to injuries.