England head coach, Trevor Bayliss has suggested that “anything is possible” for his team when they play against Sri Lanka.
Meanwhile, the Europeans have not won a Test series in Sri Lanka since 2001 when they secured a 2-1 triumph.
They have also been struggling a whole lot whenever they are playing away from home in the last few weeks.
And they are also still to win a Test series abroad since their tour of South Africa back in 2015/16.
There have also been reports from the media that Bayliss could drop pace bowler, Stuart Broad for the first Test.
And that is set to be in a bid by the gaffer to allow England use yet another spin bowler.
During an interview session he had with BBC cricket correspondent, Jonathan Agnew, Bayliss said that “anything is a possibility here”.
“To win any Test match, you have got to take 20 wickets.
“And we have also got to decide the best way for us to do that,” the Australian chief trainer said.
The Test is England’s first match since the year 2006 without Alastair Cook after the opener’s international retirement in September.
Ali, Denly likely to bat in top order
Meanwhile, either off-spinner, Moeen Ali or leg-spinner, Joe Denly could land the huge opportunity to bat in the top order.
When Agnew asked about Moeen, Bayliss said: “He is certainly very much in calculation to bat three.
“And there is probably a couple of guys in line there, that is depending on what combination we go with.” The manager stated.
England’s tour of Sri Lanka has on the other hand suffered disruption as a result of incessant rain.
And the opening day of their final warm-up game was also a victim of a serious wash out last Thursday.
“Any Test team around the world would love to have a minimum of two four day games.
“That will be for them to have a great deal of time to prepare for the first Test,” Bayliss added.
“The simple fact these days is there is not enough time, being physically and mentally fresh is just as important.” He summed up.