Sri Lanka vs England: James Anderson shines with six-for before Joe Root leads recovery on second day
Root and Bairstow got together to thwart the Sri Lankan attack as they put on an unbroken 93-run stand until the close of play.
The teams are expected to reach Chennai by 27 January and undergo testing before entering the bio-bubble.
Sri Lanka vs England: Angelo Mathews leads hosts' fightback with an unbeaten century on Day 1 of second Test
Mathews built crucial partnerships, including a 117-run stand for the fourth wicket with skipper Dinesh Chandimal who made 52.
Virat Kohli, Ishant Sharma set to return as new selection committee meets to pick squad for England series
The new selection committee, led by Chetan Sharma, aren't expected to spring too many surprises as most of the fit and available players currently in Australia are automatic picks.
The England and Wales Cricket Board said Ali tested positive after taking a test on arrival at the airport in Hambantota on Sunday.
On arrival, the contingent will spend 10 days in a bio-secure bubble in Hambantota, according to a report in Sky Sports.
Earlier this month, ECB managing director Ashley Giles had said that cricketers will be provided "mental health screening" before they commit to any further tours.
Already ruled out of the remainder of the ongoing four-match Test series against Australia, Shami left for India on Tuesday.
As per the current itinerary, the England squad is scheduled to fly to Sri Lanka on a chartered flight on 2 January.
The 45-year-old Kallis worked in a similar role with the Proteas last year in the Test series against England.
Notion that England went away because of our fault is completely wrong, says CSA interim board chairman
England's tour was called off on Monday after two members of the touring party initially tested positive for Covid-19.
England's players will isolate for three days in Hambantota after arriving in Sri Lanka on 2 January, with the first Test starting 14 January in Galle. The second Test starts on 22 January.
Ged Stokes, who played rugby league in England in the 1980s and returned as a coach, was diagnosed with the disease in January.
A statement from Cricket South Africa said Rabada had suffered a right hip strain which would take about three weeks to heal.
BCCI President Sourav Ganguly confirmed the schedule for the series planned in February-March while speaking at an online event.
Boucher was speaking ahead of limited overs series against England, which starts with the first Twenty20 international in Cape Town on 27 November.
CSA said about 50 COVID-19 RTPCR tests on players and support staff were conducted prior to entering the bio-bubble here for the limited overs series, starting on 27 November.
As per the provisional schedule, England will host India across August and September in five Test match series.
The England cricket team has not toured Pakistan since 2005 due to security reasons.
South Africa vs England: Uncapped pacer Glenton Stuurman included in hosts' white-ball squads, Dale Steyn misses out
The 24 players include most of South Africa’s current limited overs international players, with only one uncapped player, fast bowler Glenton Stuurman, in the squad.