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An England development XI, replacing Lancashire, will take on Sri Lanka A in a one-day fixture at Old Trafford on August 8

The ECB have announced an England Development XI to face Sri Lanka A in a one-day fixture on August 8 at Old Trafford.

The England Development XI replaces Lancashire for the fixture against the tourists following the Red Rose's qualification for the Friends Life t20 quarter finals.

Selectors took county commitments of players into account before selecting the side.

England Development XI to play Sri Lanka A, Old Trafford, August 8:

Zafar Ansari (Surrey)
Moin Ashraf (Yorkshire)
Josh Cobb (Leicestershire)
Chris Dent (Gloucestershire)
Matthew Dunn (Surrey)
Ateeq Javid (Warwickshire)
Tom Maynard (Surrey)
Tymal Mills (Essex)
David Payne (Gloucestershire)
Jason Roy (Surrey)
John Simpson (Middlesex)

David Graveney, national performance manager, said: "We have selected some very promising young cricketers for the England Development XI who have impressed in first class cricket this season.

"The majority of players have been involved in the England Under-19 programme in recent years and this fixture is not only an acknowledgement of their progress since the U19s, it also provides an important opportunity for these players to impress selectors and the performance director David Parsons and the EPP coaching staff ahead of selection for the England performance programme this winter.

Admission to Old Trafford for the England Development XI vs Sri Lanka A match is free.

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