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SL seek to convert slim pickings to series consolation

England are targetting a 4-0 series win, but may field a much-changed side in the final and final match of the rubber

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Ambidextrous Kamindu Mendis breaks into SL T20I squad

Lasith Malinga returns to the T20I squad after more than year for the one-off fixture against England

Time running out to make World Cup cut, says Wood

Fast bowler one of five vying for a single spot, as countdown continues to showpiece tournament

Great spinner calls time

Sri Lanka v England

Last Test star of the 1990s, Herath to retire in Galle

The left-arm spinner will play the first Test at Galle where he needs one wicket to reach 100 at the venue

'He is a legend' - Dickwella on Herath

Niroshan Dickwella praises the retiring Rangana Herath, saying that Sri Lanka now need to look at young replacements for the veteran spinner


A tribute to the most-successful left-arm bowler in Tests

Rangana Herath will retire after the first Test in Galle, where he made his Test debut 19 years ago


Eng in SL 2018-19

ODI series

Shanaka rues opportunities that slipped away

Eoin Morgan felt England were "average" in the field but they had enough to sweep aside an improved Sri Lanka

Social Story: Does it ever not rain in Sri Lanka?


Sri Lanka v England

3rd ODI, Pallekele

Currans on course for all-format dominance

With Sam now a fixture in England's Test set-up, the time is drawing nigh when both Currans take the field together

'Such strong competition for places'

England's Tom Curran speaks after his three-for in his side's victory against Sri Lanka in Kandy


'You can't win with 150 on the board' - Dickwella

Sri Lanka's big hitter admits he's falling short of his potential at the top of the order

Squad change

Eng in SL 2018-19

Denly called up after Dawson ruled out by injury

A side strain to Liam Dawson means Joe Denly will return to the England ODI squad nine years after his last cap

'Nice to see batsmen ducking and diving' - Stone

After shaking up Sri Lanka in Dambulla, England's newest quick Olly Stone is targeting a run into their World Cup plans

Sri Lanka v England

1st ODI, Dambulla

Match abandoned due to heavy rain, wet outfield

Sri Lanka's monsoon season was the only winner in Dambulla as the first ODI was abandoned after just 15 overs of play

Our situation similar to England's after 2015 World Cup - Chandimal

The similarities between Sri Lanka's present plight and England's situation following their group-stage exit in the 2015 World Cup are unmissable

England in Sri Lanka

One-day series build-up

Wood hopes lengthened run-up will lengthen his career

Fast bowler seeks sustained run of match fitness ahead of England's five-match ODI series in Sri Lanka

What happened to England's 2014 one-day side?

The last time England toured Sri Lanka, they were attempting to fine-tune their plans for the 2015 World Cup. It's fair to say things didn't quite go to plan

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England in SL 2018-19

ODI series

Roles reversed as focused England keep eyes on World Cup prize

After an abject tour of Sri Lanka in 2014, England return to find their hosts in a state of flux this time

Series build-up

England in SL 2018

ICC ACU to brief England, SL players before series

The ICC's anti-corruption unit has issued an update on its investigation into alleged corruption in Sri Lankan cricket

England best all-round side in 'any conditions'

Kumar Sangakkara says that Sri Lanka's chances in Tests depend on Rangana Herath and the ability to post a good first-innings total

'Brilliant' England can win in the subcontinent - Sangakkara

The former SL captain says Ollie Pope and Rory Burns have long careers ahead of them

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Back from the wilderness

England in Sri Lanka

'Better equipped to deal with England pressure now'

Kent's Joe Denly says he'll deal with the demands of playing for England better now than he did during his last call up to the squad


Had to start enjoying cricket again, my career was fading away - Denly

Joe Denly's form suffered after he was dropped in 2010 but he has rediscovered his love for the game and could get his Test chance in Sri Lanka

Mathews controversy

Sri Lanka news

Mathews' running affects team dynamic - Hathurusingha

Sri Lanka's coach and chief selector explain why the former captain was left out of the ODI squad

Kaushal Silva, Pushpakumara back in Test squad

Sri Lanka pick five spinners for their three-Test series at home against England

Sri Lanka confirm Angelo Mathews axe for England ODIs

Dinesh Chandimal, who had been sidelined from the Asia Cup with injury, will return to take over captaincy

Captaincy crisis

Sri Lanka news

Mathews dropped from ODI squad for England series

Fitness concerns are understood to be the reason behind his axing

WATCH - Two years, six Sri Lanka captains

A recap of Sri Lanka's struggles to find stable leadership since the start of 2017


Mathews ticked off at being 'scapegoat' for Asia Cup exit

The sacked Sri Lanka captain writes letter to SLC stating his objections and offering to retire from T20 and ODI cricket

England news

Build-up to Test tour

Moeen needs to believe he's a Test-class spinner - Swann

England's win over India will mean nothing if they don't beat an out-of-sorts Sri Lanka, says former spin bowler

'Sledging doesn't have to be offensive' - Moeen

'Osama' investigation closed, but doesn't rule out possibility of facing unnamed abuser in next year's Ashes

England in SL 2018-19

Test squad announced

Burns braced for 'trial by spin' after Test call-up

Surrey opener heard of call-up after interrupted phonecall to selector Ed Smith at windy Taunton

Smith shows pragmatic side as England seek overseas formula

With the selections for his first England touring squad, Ed Smith has given the Test team options galore in their attempts to finally win away

Burns, Stone, Denly picked for SL Tests

Rory Burns will be given the chance to succeed Alastair Cook at the top of England's Test batting order, after being named alongside two other uncapped players, Olly Stone and Joe Denly

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Limited-overs squads

Stone named in England ODI squad as cover for Plunkett

Warwickshire fast bowler set for maiden tour, as Alex Hales and Ben Stokes are both picked ahead of December's disciplinary hearing

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