England have confirmed the coaching appointments for their Test Tour of Sri Lanka in January. Seven coaches will join the squad for the two-Test tour, with the tour party departing on 2 January. Former South Africa allrounder Jacques Kallis joins the England setup for the first time as batting coaching consultant.
Head Coach: Chris Silverwood
Assistant Coach: Paul Collingwood
Wicketkeeper Coaching Consultant: James Foster
Fielding Coach: Carl Hopkinson
Batting Coaching Consultant: Jacques Kallis
Bowling Coach: Jon Lewis
Spin Bowling Coaching Consultant: Jeetan Patel
England Men’s Test Squad
Joe Root (Yorkshire, captain), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), James Anderson (Lancashire), Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire), Dom Bess (Yorkshire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Zak Crawley (Kent), Sam Curran (Surrey), Ben Foakes (Surrey), Dan Lawrence (Essex), Jack Leach (Somerset), Dom Sibley (Warwickshire), Olly Stone (Warwickshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Mark Wood (Durham).
Saturday 2 January: Touring party departs from London to Hambantota
Tuesday 5-9 January: Training and preparation at Mahinda Rajapaksa International Cricket Stadium, Hambantota
Thursday 14-18 January: 1st Test match – Sri Lanka v England, Galle International Cricket Stadium, Galle
Friday 22-26 January: 2nd Test match – Sri Lanka v England, Galle International Cricket Stadium, Galle
Wednesday 27 January: Touring party departs Sri Lanka.