England name same squad for Headingley Test— 17 June 2014
England have named an unchanged 12-man squad for the second Test against Sri Lanka, who have called up Kithruwan Vithanage to replace injured wicket-keeper Prasanna Jayawardene.
After a thrilling end to the first Test at Lord’s, Sri Lanka hung on with one wicket remaining to draw.
The second and final Test begins on Thursday at the home of Yorkshire County Cricket Club, Headingley.
While England are unchanged – and may well go into the match with the same starting side – Sri Lanka will be forced to make at least one change.
Fast bowlers Dhammika Prasad and Chanaka Welagedara, batsman Chandimal and all-rounder Dilruwan Perera are available to Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews and his coaching team as well as Vithanage should the tourists decide on more changes.
England: Alastair Cook (captain), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Stuart Broad, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Matthew Prior, Sam Robson, Joe Root, Chris Woakes
Sri Lanka: Angelo Mathews (captain), Lahiru Thirimanne (vice-captain), Dinesh Chandimal, Shaminda Eranga, Rangana Herath, Mahela Jayawardene, Dimuth Karunaratne, Nuwan Kulasekara, Dilruwan Perera, Nuwan Pradeep, Dhammika Prasad, Kumar Sangakkara, Kaushal Silva, Kithruwan Vithanage, Chanaka Welagedara