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Second Test, England v Sri Lanka - Statistical Preview

England have taken a 1-0 lead in the Test series with a massive innings and 88-run victory in the first game at Headingley. With the second Test set to get underway, let us look at a few key statistics and facts.
26 May 2016
 

Pakistan announce 22-man probable squad for England tour

The Pakistan selectors have picked a preliminary squad of 22 probable players who will have a chance to be selected for the tour of England in July.
26 May 2016

Sri Lanka hoping to weather England storm - Second Test Preview

After a crushing innings defeat in the first Test against England, Sri Lanka will be hoping for an improved performance in the second game which begins in Chester-le-Street on Friday.
26 May 2016

Champaka Ramanayake backs Suranga Lakmal to fill in for Dushmantha Chameera

Sri Lanka bowling coach Champaka Ramanayake is backing pace bowler Suranga Lakmal to take up the responsibility in place of the injured Dushmantha Chameera for the remainder of the ongoing Test series against England.
26 May 2016

Nick Compton wants England to sustain the momentum

England batsman Nick Compton wants his team to build on their win in the first Test against Sri Lanka at Headingley by securing a victory in the second game in Durham.
26 May 2016

Ben Stokes undergoes surgery to treat knee injury

England all-rounder Ben Stokes is set to miss the remainder of the campaign against Sri Lanka after he underwent surgery to treat a torn cartilage in his left knee.
25 May 2016

Bairstow has great chance of playing in all formats - Paul Farbrace

England assistant coach Paul Farbrace believes that if wicket-keeper batsman Jonny Bairstow continues his form in Test cricket, it will not be long before he becomes a permanent fixture in all three formats of the game.
24 May 2016

Back injury ends Dushmantha Chameera's England tour

Sri Lanka's prospects in the ongoing Test series against England have suffered a fresh setback as speedster Dushmantha Chameera is set to return home due to a back injury.
24 May 2016

Chris Woakes called up as Stokes ruled out of second Test

Ben Stokes has been ruled out of England's second Test against Sri Lanka in Chester-le-Street with a knee injury and replaced in the squad by Warwickshire all-rounder Chris Woakes.
23 May 2016

Gains for Jonny Bairstow and James Anderson in ICC rankings

After spectacular performance in the first Test against Sri Lanka at Headingley, England cricketers Jonny Bairstow and James Anderson made significant gains in the International Cricket Council Test rankings for players.
23 May 2016

Kusal Perera added to Sri Lankan Test squad

Sri Lankan batsman Kusal Perera has been called up to the Test squad for the ongoing series against England and will replace injured speedster Dhammika Prasad.
23 May 2016

Angelo Mathews rues poor batting display at Headingley

Sri Lankan captain Angelo Mathews blamed his side's poor batting display as one of the chief reasons for their side’s massive defeat in the first Test match at Headingley.
22 May 2016

Ben Stokes in doubt for second Test

England all-rounder Ben Stokes is currently a doubtful starter for the second Test against Sri Lanka after suffering a knee injury in the first game in Leeds.
22 May 2016

England wrap up emphatic innings win over Sri Lanka

James Anderson completed a 10-wicket haul as England thrashed Sri Lanka by an innings and 88 runs midway through the third day of the first Test at Headingley.
21 May 2016

James Anderson credits success at Headingley to change in bowling end

England pace spearhead James Anderson, who starred with the ball on the second day of the first Test against Sri Lanka at Headingley, said that changing the end from where he bowls has contributed to his success.
21 May 2016

Anderson, Broad decimate Sri Lanka on day two

After Jonny Bairstow scored a fantastic 140, James Anderson and Stuart Broad shared nine wickets to bowl Sri Lanka out for 91 runs after which England enforced the follow on under gloomy skies on the second day of the first Test at Headingley.
20 May 2016

Momentum is with England - Alex Hales

England opening batsman Alex Hales asserted that the unbeaten 88-run stand he shared with Jonny Bairstow has given the team momentum towards the end of the day.
20 May 2016

Hales, Bairstow rescue England after batting collapse on a gloomy day

After Dasun Shanaka reduced them to 83 for five, Alex Hales and Jonny Bairstow hit unbeaten fifties to push England to 171 for five in 53 overs on day one before the third session of the first Test against Sri Lanka in Headingley was washed out.
19 May 2016

Steven Finn to play first Test against Sri Lanka ahead of Jake Ball

England Test captain Alastair Cook has confirmed that Steven Finn will play in the first Test against Sri Lanka in Leeds ahead of the uncapped Jake Ball.
19 May 2016

Strauss feels that points based system will connect the three formats of the game

Director of England Cricket Andrew Strauss has voiced his support for the points-based scoring system for multi-format cricket and said that it will connect the three forms of the game.
19 May 2016