New-look England seek home comfort against Sri Lanka

The Test summer gets underway at Lord's as a new-look England take on Sri Lanka at Lord's, starting on Thursday 12 June.

updated: June 11, 2014 19:41 IST
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London: England's first Test since their 5-0 whitewash in Australia comes at the Home of Cricket against Sri Lanka. © AP

England will look to put the memory of their 5-0 Ashes drubbing in Australia behind them and prove there is Test life beyond Kevin Pietersen when they face Sri Lanka in the first of a two-match series at Lord's on Thursday.

And with England still smarting from the run out, backing up, of Jos Buttler during Sri Lanka's 3-2 series-clinching one-day win at Edgbaston, the Test campaign has been "spiced up" in the words of home captain Alastair Cook.

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