England Vs Srilanka : Deciding matches in ODI series
The exception is when it is all square going into the last game. Everything is up for grabs and the match takes on the feeling of a final.
Much of the cricket in the current England-Sri Lanka series has been poor but after two crushing victories for each side, today sees an all to play for decider at Old Trafford.
Will Cook continue to do a passable impersonation of Virender Sehwag? Will Stuart Broad finally put in a good performance this summer? And will Kumar Sangakkara pause prematurely during his innings and regale the watching supporters with more of his Churchillian oratory?
All will be revealed later on today.
And it isn’t it nice to see an international at Old Trafford again?