England’s premier batsman Joe Root should feel right at home here when England continue their charge on his home ground against Sri Lanka.

The cry of ‘Roooooot’ will echo around this wonderful stadium. Headingley has been the centre of some remarkable performances – Botham in 1981, Shai Hope for the West Indies in 2017 to name two – and the Western Terrace is sure to be packed to the rafters. And with games between Pakistan and Afghanistan, Afghanistan and West Indies and Sri Lanka v India, there is enough to keep the locals happy.