England news August 9, 2011

Root and Kerrigan added to Lions squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

Joe Root, the Yorkshire batsman, and Lancashire left-arm spinner Simon Kerrigan have been called into the England Lions squad to face Sri Lanka A in the one-day series which starts on Friday.

Root, who made 66 in the four-day fixture against the same opposition, replaces Ravi Bopara after his inclusion in the full England side to face India at Edgbaston. Kerrigan, meanwhile, takes the place of Danny Briggs, the Hampshire spinner, who has picked up a shoulder injury.

Briggs took 5 for 19 in Hampshire's Friends Life t20 victory against Durham on Saturday which secured them a spot on finals day. Kerrigan has played six of Lancashire's t20 matches and two County Championship games along with eight CB40 outings.

The three-match one-day series begins at New Road on August 12 before the second match at the same venue two days later then a final game on August 16 at Wantage Road.