Observe our staff in Sri Lanka as they convey you all of the information, light-hearted moments and extra from England’s two-month excursion
The talkSPORT staff have arrived in Sri Lanka as they get ready to carry you are living and unique protection of England cricket’s two-month excursion.
They’re protecting us up to date with the goings on in Colombo with a day-to-day diary. Right here’s the most recent access…
Having been right here for a few days now, it seems like we’re beginning to truly to find our toes. It was once due to this fact time to begin Jon Norman and manufacturer Sal to the tactics of the Sri Lankan tuk-tuk.
England are working towards on the P Sara floor, which is almost definitely the closest of all of the Colombo venues to the talkSPORT area.
The talkSPORT amusing bus (which jogs my memory, we noticed Jason Leonard at Heathrow within the line for safety, hi Jason) was once off on the airport choosing up any other member of the staff, manufacturer James – so we made up our minds to flag down our three-wheeled transportation.
If you happen to’ve listened to radio over a few years I’m positive you’ll have come around the festival “what number of people are you able to have compatibility in a [insert brand here] automotive?” Smartly, will have to the query ever be about tuk-tuk’s then I will inform you: 3 adults, plus bag, plus the motive force is conceivable – however you will have to invite the individual subsequent to you to lean moderately sideways so you’ll be able to breath out. Mr Norman’s face as a bus overtook us with the mandatory beep at the horn was once an image, as he was once closest to the firing line.
I discussed gazing England follow – having been used to rugby and soccer groups over fresh years the place you get 15 mins of folks doing not anything of any nice significance, ahead of being led by way of safety out of the bottom; it was once an excessively delightful wonder to determine shall we keep for the entire couple of hours. Drills are drills, and maximum golf equipment up and down the rustic do the similar ones, then again it’s the depth of the paintings that intrigued me maximum.
As an example. Jos Buttler had carried out his flip within the nets, and his wicketkeeping with Paul Farbrace, and was once onto a travel run stint with a health trainer. He was once gulping in air after the primary set. After some time the decision went out “Is that your six Jos?”, the answer “no, that’s 5” and he proceeded to move thru it yet one more time.
He may have stated “yep, that’s me carried out” however didn’t, and it jogged my memory of the (I feel) Vince Lombardi quote “for those who reduce corners – you’re handiest dishonest your self”. Impressed by way of that stage of determination and alertness the talkSPORT staff left the bottom in our delivery ….. and headed to a restaurant for fish buns and a cup of tea. Possibly the following day.