By Rory Dollard, Press Association
Published: 17:08 BST, 20 June 2019 | Updated: 17:14 BST, 20 June 2019
Sri Lanka captain Dimuth Karunaratne has declared England's batsmen as the best players of spin bowling in the world.
Karunaratne's assessment not only turns the traditional view on its head - for years Englishmen were seen as easy pickings for high-quality spin - it also puts to bed an early World Cup trend.
South African leg-break bowler Imran Tahir was the surprising choice to take the first over of the tournament and dismissed Jonny Bairstow for a golden duck, a trick Pakistan's Shadab Khan followed by removing Jason Roy early in the next game.
Dimuth Karunaratne is wary of England's batsmen and their ability to play against spin
Shakib Al Hasan (right) was neutralised by the England batsmen in the Bangladesh game
There was a growing sense that the top order's