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England vs Sri Lanka 2014 Test series schedule: Match time table and squads

Alastair Cook (left) and Angelo Mathews © Getty Images
Alastair Cook (left) and Angelo Mathews © Getty Images

Jun 8, 2014

England take on Sri Lanka in the two-match Test series, with the first Test starting at the historic Lord’s from June 12. While Sri Lanka will be aiming to erase the memories of the 1-0 loss during the last tour, England will be aiming for a fresh start under the captaincy of Alastair Cook.

This will be the first time England will take field without their star batsman Kevin Pietersen, and under new coach Peter Moores they will be aiming to put behind their shambolic performance in Australia and start afresh.

Sri Lanka would be riding high on confidence after their win by a margin of 3-2 in the five-match One-Day International (ODI) series which preceded the Test series. The controversial run out of England’s in-form batsman Jos Buttler, wherein he was Mankaded by Sri Lanka spinner Sachithra Senanayake created a lot of furore and it was said that the incident would spice up the Test series between the formerly ranked top Test side England and the team from the island nation.

According to AFP, Australia-born Sam Robson was in line to make his England debut after the Middlesex opener was named on Thursday in the squad to play Sri Lanka in next week’s first Test at his Lord’s ‘home’ ground. Robson was one of three uncapped players named by national selector James Whitaker in a 12-man group along with all-rounder Chris Jordan, who impressed during the recent one-day series, and Moeen Ali, who provides England with their lone spin option.

Sri Lanka on Tuesday announced the squad for the two-match Test series against England, which begins at Lord’s on June 12. Prasanna Jayawardene, Shaminda Eranga and Rangana Herath were named in the side while Ajantha Mendis and Suranga Lakmal were excluded.

Prasanna Jayawardene was with the Sri Lankan team in Bangladesh, but in February he had to fly back home to attend to his sick father, who passed shortly after.

England squad for 1st Test: Alastair Cook (c), Moeen Ali, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Stuart Broad, Joe Root, Liam Plunkett, Matt Prior (wk), Sam Robson, Chris Woakes, James Anderson, Chris Jordan.

Sri Lanka squad for Test series in England: Angelo Mathews (c), Lahiru Thirimanne, Prasanna Jayawardena, Dinesh Chandimal, Rangana Herath, Shaminda Eranga, Nuwan Kulasekara, Nuwan Pradeep, Chanaka Welagedara, Dhammika Prasad, Dilruwan Perera, Dimuth Karunaratne, Kaushal Silva, Kumar Sangakkara, Mahela Jayawardene.

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