Sri Lanka v England: Angelo Mathews not feeling pressure

Sri Lanka Angelo Mathews
Angelo Mathews has been Sri Lanka's one-day captain since February 2013
Sri Lanka v England, sixth one-day international
Venue: Pallekele Date: Saturday, 13 December from 04:30 GMT Coverage: Ball-by-ball Test Match Special commentary on BBC Radio 5 live sports extra, Radio 4 LW, online, tablets, mobiles and BBC Sport app. Live text commentary on the BBC Sport website.

Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews says England remain under pressure as they look to avoid a series defeat in Saturday's sixth one-day international.

England's win in Pallekele on Thursday kept their hopes alive, and they return to the same venue 48 hours later trailing 3-2 in a seven-match series.

Mathews said: "The pressure is still on England. We just have to go and be aggressive and positive.

"We can't take a step back. We're very confident. We don't need to panic."

Sri Lanka may make changes to their side after leaving opener Kusal Perera, middle-order batsman Ashan Priyanjan and spinner Ajantha Mendis out of their squad.

Batsmen Dimuth Karunaratne and Dinesh Chandimal plus leg-spinner Seekkuge Prasanna have been called up for the final two games of the series.

Sri Lanka v England one-day international series
1st ODI, Colombo: Sri Lanka won by 25 runs
2nd ODI, Colombo: Sri Lanka won by eight wickets
3rd ODI, Hambantota: England won by five wickets(D/L method)
4th ODI, Colombo: Sri Lanka won by six wickets
5th ODI, Pallekele: England won by five wickets

"Whoever comes in, we have to try to win the series," said Mathews. "We need to move forward, and try to learn from our mistakes."

Meanwhile, all-rounder Chris Woakes is looking to follow up his six-wicket haul on Thursday with another impressive performance as he tries to secure a place in England's final squad for next year's World Cup.

The 25-year-old Warwickshire player is facing competition from Steven Finn and Chris Jordan, who are also likely to play again on Saturday, to join pacemen Jimmy Anderson and Stuart Broad in England's 15-man squad for the tournament in Australia and New Zealand.

Chris Woakes celebrates after taking a Sri Lanka wicket
Chris Woakes has twice taken six-wicket hauls for England in one-day internationals

Woakes said: "With Jimmy and Broady not being here, it has given some of the guys - particularly myself - the opportunity to put our hand up and show the management and coaches what we can do.

"It's good experience, good exposure, and the more you play at international level, the better you get."

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