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Strauss aware of challenge ahead

Strauss aware of challenge ahead

Andrew Strauss expects Sri Lankan conditions to provide a tough physical test for England in the upcoming two-Test series.

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Mathews injury worry for Sri Lanka

Mathews injury worry for Sri Lanka

Sri Lanka all-rounder Angelo Mathews is a doubt for the Test series against England after being sent home from the Asia Cup with a calf injury.

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Bopara has a point to prove

Bopara has a point to prove

Ravi Bopara believes he can “do something special” for England if he gets the nod to face Sri Lanka in the upcoming two-Test series.

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Patel relishing fresh challenge

Patel relishing fresh challenge

Samit Patel admits he is eager to prove his worth as a Test player after being selected for the tour of Sri Lanka. "I'm very excited to show everyone what I can really do," said the Nottinghamshire all-rounder.

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Gooch backs batsmen to deliver

Gooch backs batsmen to deliver

England’s batsmen are ready to put their struggles in the United Arab Emirates behind them with an improved showing in Sri Lanka, according to their mentor Graham Gooch.

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Spin options key for Flower

Spin options key for Flower

Chris Devine

The presence of James Tredwell and Samit Patel ensures England are fully prepared for all eventualities in Sri Lanka, according to Andy Flower.

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Flower positive on England prospects

Flower positive on England prospects

Chris Devine

Team director Andy Flower believes England can draw benefits from their chastening experiences in the United Arab Emirates as they look to bounce back in a two-Test series against Sri Lanka.

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England aim to improve SL record

England aim to improve SL record

Chris Devine

Andrew Strauss’ England face the challenge of winning their first Test in Sri Lanka for more than a decade when they begin their latest five-day assignment on March 26.

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Broad views significance of Sri Lanka

Broad views significance of Sri Lanka

Rob Barnett

England’s overall success in 2012 may well depend on how they fare on two trips to Sri Lanka. Stuart Broad will be vital to their hopes in the Test series and will lead them in the World Twenty20.

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Tredwell not surprised by recall

Tredwell not surprised by recall

Rob Barnett

James Tredwell knew he was in England’s plans for a winter that featured three tours to the spinning pitches of Asia. Having missed out on trips to India and the UAE, he is now going to Sri Lanka.

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