Batting first is imperative. Pace can get some assistance early on, but you don't want to be a fast bowler on days four and five.
England are in Sri Lanka to watch it rain and try to find a gap in the drizzle to play a bit of cricket, writes an annoyed Peter Miller.
Cricket365 caught up with all-rounder Jim Allenby about his move from Glamorgan to Somerset and how it came about.
Twitter reacted instantly to Phil Hughes' horror injury and there was much support for Sean Abbott, especially from fast bowlers.