England have set Sri Lanka a target of 462 for victory after a dominant third day of the first cricket test in Galle.
Ivan van Zyl will start just his second Test match after being named at scrum-half for South Africa’s opening November international against England at Twickenham.
Mike Brown was the most high-profile absentee from a 25-man squad named by England coach Eddie Jones on Tuesday for Saturday’s Twickenham test against South Africa.
England’s cricket stars have been told to stay away from political demonstrations while touring Sri Lanka, which is in the grip of a constitutional power struggle.
Danny Cipriani’s World Cup hopes were left hanging by a thread on Thursday after the flyhalf was left out of the England squad for the November internationals despite a stellar start to the season for new club Gloucester.