Uxbridge, England: Stuart Law, Sri Lanka's interim coach, has labelled England the "best Test team in the world" but promised his side won't take a backward step during the upcoming series. Law took charge following the World Cup final which marked the end of Trevor Bayliss' tenure and he is also working alongside a new captain with Tillakaratne Dilshan having replaced Kumar Sanagkkara.
The visitors began their tour with a four-wicket victory against Middlesex, who included Andrew Strauss, but aren't expected to cause England too many problems over the three Tests. Law accepts his team are seen as underdogs but the determination to prove people wrong is clear.
"It's no easy task going up against the best Test team in the world at the moment, they've had a fantastic 18 months," Law said. "We know we are up against it here but we aren't here to lose. We can match them if we apply ourselves and keep things simple. We can be a devastating team and that's what we are planning on doing. We are here to play cricket the way Sri Lanka play cricket and if we do we'll be successful."