Cook eager for England to begin new era

ANI| Last Updated: May 22, 2014, 10:17 AM IST

London: Captain Alastair Cook is eager for England`s new era to `get going` in the one-day series against Sri Lanka.

The five-match one-day series starts at The Oval from Thursday.

The BBC quoted Cook, as saying that he would like to see his side get over the bad performances of the past, and get going in the year ahead.

England will face Sri Lanka in one Twenty20 game and an ODI series from May 20 to June 3. This will be followed by a Test series against the same side from June 12. It will be followed by a five Test series against India from July 9 and five one-day matches and a Twenty20 game from August 27.

Cook is on record as saying that he is eager to begin working with new England coach Peter Moores.

He said that there was a need for his side to get back to its winning ways after a a disastrous winter.

The squads for the one-day series are as follows:

England squad for first three ODIs: Alastair Cook (capt), Ian Bell, Joe Root, Gary Ballance, Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler (wkt), Ravi Bopara, Chris Jordan, James Tredwell, Harry Gurney, Jimmy Anderson, Tim Bresnan, Chris Woakes, Michael Carberry.

Sri Lanka squad for the five-match ODI series: Angelo Mathews (capt), Tillakaratne Dilshan, Kusal Perera, Kumar Sangakkara (wkt), Mahela Jayawardene, Lahiru Thirimanne, Thisara Perera, Nuwan Kulasekara, Suranga Lakmal, Lasith Malinga, Ajantha Mendis, Dinesh Chandimal, Ashan Priyanjan, Sachithra Senanayake, Chathuranga de Silva.