England batsman Ian Bell says winning in Sri Lanka is always a hard work, as the island nation has got some great players in their side. England will take on Sri Lanka in a seven-match One-Day International (ODI) series starting November 26, 2014.

England captain Alastair Cook insisted on Friday the controversy over Kevin Pietersen‘s autobiography was well and truly in the past for his side ahead of their One-Day International (ODI) series in Sri Lanka.

England fly out on Sunday for a seven-match series designed as part of their preparations for next year’s World Cup in Australia and New Zealand. They do so with the furore over star batsman Pietersen’s book having just about died down since it was launched in a blaze of publicity last month, AFP reported.