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England v Sri Lanka Fantasy Game


Select your team for England v Sri Lanka
Some of the best cricketers in the world will be on display in England this summer. This is the first of our three free-to-enter international Fantasy competitions, and if you pick the best team, you could win a pair of tickets to see England v India at Chester-le-Street in the NatWest Series!*

Login now and check your points

Who will be this summerís top performers?
The eyes of the true cricket connoisseur this summer will not be on Japan or Korea, but on Lordís, Edgbaston and Old Trafford. Sri Lanka at last have a longer series, and have the opportunity to showcase their glittering array of talent. Magician in chief Murali may be injured, but there are still plenty of great players - Sanath Jayasuriya is a tremendous batsman who also bowls useful left-armers; Chaminda Vaas leads the attack with unwavering pace and subtle variation; Aravinda de Silva in back for his last hurrah and will be desperate to make an impact.

For England, it has been a long winter with no obvious reward. But look a little further and you will see the emergence of a deeper, more resilient squad, with players like Matthew Hoggard starting to challenge the established opening pair of Gough and Caddick. And will the absence of James Foster - for the early Tests at least - offer a way back for Alec Stewart? Will we see the emergence of one of Rod Marshís starlets like the much touted Ian Bell, or quickie Steve Harmison?

Watch out!
If your player is injured or dropped, thereís no way back. Keep an eye on CricInfo for the latest news so that you donít end up with players who will be left out of the later Tests. You can change the team up until the beginning of the Second Test, so by that time you should hopefully have a good idea of who is going to play throughout the series.

But thatís enough from us. Over to you to make the real decisions.

Login now to check yor points

While youíre at it, why not enter the County Championship or Norwich Union League Fantasy competitions? Click here for details

The Rules are essentially simple.

  • You pick 12 players - 6 from each side
  • Pick 5 batsmen, 5 bowlers, 1 all-rounder, 1 wicketkeeper
  • Two players will be your trumps - and score double points.
  • The player with the most points at the end of the season wins. The player with the least points (and we know a lot of you compete for this honour) wins nothing but the contempt of their friends.

    You can also create a super-league and play against your friends. Simply click on the link at the bottom of the entry page.

    Challenge a friend? Email them this page.

    * Terms and conditions apply. Anyone may enter a team but prizes can only be won by UK residents.

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