England announced its squad for the 3rd Test vs. West Indies – James Anderson rested

Andrew Strauss - Leading from the front with a century in each match

The national selectors of England have announced 12 players for the third Test vs. West Indies and decided to give a break to the speedster James Anderson.

England comfortably placed at close on 2nd day – 2nd Test vs. Sri Lanka

Andrew Strauss and Alastair Cook - solid opening stand of 122 runs

England was cruising well in their first innings due to a solid opening stand of 122 runs against Sri Lanka and was chasing well at 154 with 9 wickets in hand.

England XI won the consecutive warm up game – 2nd match vs.SLC dev XI

Jonathan Trott and Andrew Strauss smashed tons as England XI won the second warm up game

England XI triumphed in the second match against Sri Lanka Cricket Development XI while their batsmen boosted the confidence ahead of the first Test.