Sir Ian Botham is backing Moeen Ali to star for England in their one-day international series with Sri Lanka.
England's ODI series in Sri Lanka starts on Wednesday and our Dave Tickner says the value lies in backing Joe Root.
England are resigned to the fact they must beat the Sri Lankan rain, as well as opposition, over the next three weeks.
Michael Carberry signs up to play in the Big Bash League for champions Perth Scorchers.
Australia captain Michael Clarke has been named in their 12-man squad for the first Test against India next month.
Sri Lanka have named a 15-man squad on Monday for the first three of seven ODI matches against England.
Batting coach Mark Ramprakash feels Moeen Ali made "a real statement" with his approach on England's tour opener.
England's second and final warm-up match on their tour of Sri Lanka was abandoned without a ball being bowled.
James Faulkner held his nerve to take Australia to an unexpectedly tense two-wicket win over South Africa in the final ODI.
Bangladesh went 2-0 up in their five match one-day international series against Zimbabwe with a 68-run victory.