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Joe Root

Joe Root's reward for his stylish 66 in the four-day match against Sri Lanka A at Scarborough is a place in the Lions one-day squad

The England selectors today announced two changes to the England Lions one-day squad to face Sri Lanka A in a three-match series beginning at Worcester on Friday.

Yorkshire batsman Joe Root has replaced Ravi Bopara (Essex) following Bopara's inclusion in the England squad for the third npower Test against India.

Root made his debut for England Lions in the recent four-day match against Sri Lanka A at Scarborough, making 66 in the second innings.

Left-arm spinner Simon Kerrigan (Lancashire) has been called up to the squad to replace Hampshire’s Danny Briggs, who has been ruled out of the series due to a shoulder injury.

England Lions one-day squad v Sri Lanka A

James Taylor (Leicestershire, captain)
Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire)
Scott Borthwick (Durham)
Steven Finn (Middlesex)
Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire)
James Harris (Glamorgan)
Simon Kerrigan (Lancashire)
Stuart Meaker (Surrey)
Chris Nash (Sussex)
Joe Root (Yorkshire)
Ben Stokes (Durham)
Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)

England Lions schedule

Aug 12: One-day match, New Road, 10.45am
Aug 14: One-day match, New Road, 10.45am
Aug 16: One-day match, Wantage Road, 10.45am