Strauss focuses on improvements
Andrew Strauss has warned his England side to expect a Sri Lanka fightback in the second Test match at Lord's, which starts on Friday.
The tourists lost the first match of the series after slumping to 82 all out on the final afternoon in Cardiff, a collapse that has left the England skipper to warn that a repeat is highly unlikely. Strauss commented. "You always expect a team to come out fighting. "I'm sure they would have been disappointed to be bowled out on that last day and with the quality of players they have, they'll want to prove a point or two, so we're expecting a pretty strong fightback from them." England have yet to lose a Test match on home soil against Sri Lanka, however, the last three meetings at Lord's have ended in draws. That record has left Strauss to tell his players that they need to keep fully focused in the coming days. He added: "We're pretty buoyant after the way we managed to get the victory at the end there in Cardiff, but we're also aware that it's right back to square one again here at Lord's. "I don't think any of us want to take our foot off the pedal now. We've got to push on and keep challenging ourselves to get better and better."