Kabir Ali replaces injured Chapple

Kabir Ali has been called up to replace Glen Chapple for England's one-day series against Sri Lanka which gets underway at Lord's on Saturday. Chapple has been forced out of the squad owing to an abdominal muscle strain he picked up in England's win over Ireland on Tuesday at Stormont.

Chapple, who made his one-day international debut in the match against Ireland, will return to Lancashire to receive treatment and misses England's Twenty20 clash against Sri Lanka at the Rose Bowl today. Ali last played for England against India during the winter, with mixed success, and will join the England squad at Lord's tomorrow.

"Obviously it's very disappointing for Glen," said David Graveney, the chairman of selectors, "but everyone hopes that after receiving the right treatment at Lancashire he'll be able to rejoin the squad and play a part in the latter stages of the NatWest Series."

England's Twenty20 clash begins at 19.15BST this evening.