All-rounder Ben Stokes will lead England in the match, which will begin at the Ageas Bowl Southampton on Wednesday in a bio-secure environment amid the COVID-19 pandemic.
Sri Lanka vs England: Visitors recall Keaton Jennings, Ben Foakes ahead of two-Test tour; James Anderson misses out with rib injury
Foakes has played five Tests for England, making his debut against Sri Lanka in Galle in 2018 while Jennings, who has two centuries in the sub-continent, was last involved in their tour of West Indies last year
Smith gained a rung to reach the third position in the latest list for batsmen, which continues to be led by India captain Virat Kohli. Pujara is placed fourth in the fresh standings.
England vs Ireland: Tim Murtagh's magic morning at Lord's not an overnight trick but result of hard-earned experience on county circuit
Murtagh would finish with 5/13, no bowler has taken the same amount of wickets for fewer runs in the ground’s history, it took his total at Lord’s to 383 in all formats – since 2000 no man has more at a single venue.
Ireland vs England: Irish skipper William Porterfield unhappy with Ben Foakes’ controversial ‘delayed’ stumping
Ireland captain William Porterfield has blasted England's Ben Foakes for his delayed stumping of Andrew Balbirnie during England's one-day-international win in Dublin, saying matches could last "15 hours" if every wicket-keeper waited as long to try to effect a dismissal.
Ben Foakes' unbeaten 61 on his debut helped England recover from a top-order collapse to beat Ireland by four wickets in a lone one-day international in Dublin on Friday.
Highlights, West Indies vs England, 3rd Test at St Lucia, Day 2, Full cricket score: Mark Wood's fifer helps tourists stretch lead to 142
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Highlights, West Indies vs England, 3rd Test at St Lucia, Day 1, Full Cricket Score: Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes lift visitors to 231/4 on first day
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England's Ben Foakes, who was unable to don the wicketkeeper’s gloves in the 10-wicket Antigua defeat through injury, was passed fit but overlooked — with Jonny Bairstow back behind the stumps.
West Indies vs England: Jos Buttler says, disappointing Test series in Caribbean could provide opportunities to fringe players
England’s disappointing performances on their West Indies tour could open the door for new players looking to break into the Test team, batsman Jos Buttler has said.
Highlights, West Indies vs England, 2nd Test at Antigua, Day 3, Full Cricket Score: Windies claim series with 10-wicket win
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West Indies vs England, Highlights, 2nd Test at Antigua, Day 2, Full Cricket Score: Windies lead by 85 runs
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Although he bears a boyish resemblance to the late Heath Ledger, BJ Watling is more Dark Knight than Joker, a Black Caps superhero whose mask is the relative lack of attention his efforts receive.
Foakes had an outstanding tour of Sri Lanka and was named Player of the Series. He was the highest run-getter and also contributed for ten dismissals and no England player since Kevin Pietersen had impressed so much on a debut series.
Ben Stokes responds to Sanjay Manjrekar's 'garnish' jibe, says England focuses on team work over personal achievements
Ben Stokes responded by saying the England team doesn't care about personal achievements and is focused to work as a team, adding that garnish is as it is pointless.
The selection panel headed by former Test bowler Graeme Labrooy and also including Gamini Wickremasinghe, Eric Upashantha, Chandika Hathurusingha and Jeryl Woutersz were only appointed in June.
Sri Lanka vs England: Visitors on course to complete clean sweep as hosts struggle in second innings
Moeen Ali opened the bowling for England and took openers Danushka Gunathilaka for 6 and Dimuth Karunaratne for 23 on the spin paradise in Colombo.
Sri Lanka vs England, Highlights, 3rd Test at Colombo, Day 2, Full Cricket Score: Visitors in comfortable position with 99-run lead
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Sri Lanka vs England: Spinners derail hosts innings on Day 4 as Joe Root and Co close in on series win in island nation
Moeen Ali trapped Mathews lbw in the first over after tea to end the senior batsman's solid resistance that had kept alive Sri Lanka's hopes of chasing down a target of 301.
Sri Lanka vs England, Highlights, 2nd Test at Kandy, Day 4, Full Cricket Score: Hosts need 75 runs to win
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