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England v Sri Lanka Test series preview on Sky Cricket Podcast

Jayawardene talks 2014 series; Pollock on England's attack

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Mahela Jayawardene and Shaun Pollock look ahead to England's three-Test Investec series with Sri Lanka on the latest Sky Cricket Podcast.

Jayawardene worked closely with England over the winter with the Sri Lankan being part of their coaching set-up for the series against Pakistan in the UAE as well as at the World T20 in India. He joins the Sky Sports commentary box this summer.

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The batsman promises he has shared no inside information from the England dressing room with this Sri Lankan side, but does hope they can repeat their heroics from 2014.

Jayawardene reflects on their dramatic win off the penultimate ball on Sri Lanka's last trip to Headingley - scene of Thursday's first Test - which secured a first series win in England.

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Shaun Pollock, who witnessed England's 2-1 series win over his native South Africa over the winter, assesses the strengths of the hosts.

He thinks England's attack, led by Stuart Broad - who took 6-17 in the win at Johannesburg - has enough firepower to see off Sri Lanka in favourable home conditions.

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Pollock also discusses the importance of Steven Finn's fitness and whether Jimmy Anderson can carry on playing until he's 40 - like Ryan Giggs did for Pollock's beloved Manchester United.

Watch England and Sri Lanka's first Investec Test, at Headingley, from 10am, Thursday, Sky Sports 2.  Or watch from £6.99 without a contract, on NOW TV.

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