London, May 10 (IANS) England pacer James Anderson believes that his side can whitewash Sri Lanka when they lock horns in a three-Test series from May 19.
England are presently riding high after a 2-1 series win over South Africa in January, and Anderson said the recent run of form will hold them in good stead.
“If we build on how we played in the winter then there’s no doubt we can win 3-0,” Anderson was quoted as saying by cricket.com.au on Tuesday.
“Home conditions against a rebuilding Sri Lanka provides a great opportunity for us but it’s important we concentrate on ourselves. If we do get everything right then there’s no doubt in my mind we’ll win,” he added.
The last time Sri Lanka toured England, they had notched up a 1-0 Test series win. Anderson was the last wicket to fall in the deciding Test in 2014 at Leeds after making a remarkable 55-ball duck as he came perilously close to hanging on for a draw with all rounder Moeen Ali (108 n.o.).
“It was right up there with my worst moments,” Anderson said.
“It had been a long game and to get within two balls of saving it left me crushed at the end. Hopefully we won’t be in that situation this time.”