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Jonny Bairstow in vociferous mood behind the stumps

England v Sri Lanka, 1st Test, Headingley

Prior backs Bairstow to cement keeper's role

Matt Prior, the former England wicketkeeper, has backed Jonny Bairstow to start the international season as a more complete gloveman

Heather Knight took the big wicket of Mithali Raj

England news

Captaincy would be 'massive honour' - Knight

Heather Knight has said she would be honoured to take on the challenge of leading England into a 'new chapter' following the retirement of Charlotte Edwards

Joe Root celebrates reaching his century

England news

Five of Root's best

England's Player of the Year was stellar in all formats in 2015-16

Jake Ball finished with a career-best 6 for 49

Sri Lanka in England 2016

Ball 'nearly chucked up' when told of England call

It wasn't quite a 'Malcolm Devon' moment, when in 1989 Ted Dexter, then England's chairman of selectors, got into a muddle over the fast bowler's name, but there was some uncertainty as Trevor Bayliss met England's latest pace bowler, Jake Ball for the fi

Alex Hales spent valuable time at the crease

Sri Lanka in England 2016

Five summer conundrums for England

England will shortly begin their international season with a Test series against Sri Lanka and there are a few questions hanging over the side

James Vince works through the leg side

Sri Lanka in England 2016

Vince and Ball earn England Test calls

The Hampshire batsman James Vince and Nottinghamshire seamer Jake Ball have been handed their maiden Test call-ups

Kaushal Silva gets down to sweep

Sri Lanka in England 2016

Kaushal Silva incident was 'scary' - Ford

Graham Ford, the Sri Lanka coach, has said it was a "scary" moment when Kaushal Silva, the opening batsman, was struck on the back of the head while fielding at short leg recently

Shaminda Eranga (right) took the series-winning wicket

Sri Lanka in England 2016

Mathews wants Sri Lanka to warm to the spirit of 2014

England is basking in what is being presented as a mini heatwave but Sri Lanka's captain Angelo Mathews was still wary of the potential cold as his side warmed up for the their tour at Lord's

Joe Root clips through the leg side

Sri Lanka in England 2016

Root expected to stay at No. 4

Joe Root is set to stay at No. 4 in England's Test line-up for the series against Sri Lanka, but Alastair Cook admitted there were some "tough decisions" to be made about other batting positions