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Ballance in at number three

Gary Ballance was named as England's new number three batsman for the first Royal London One-Day International against Sri Lanka at The Oval.

England preferred Ballance to Michael Carberry from their 14-man squad, and also chose to leave out bowling all-rounders Chris Woakes and Tim Bresnan.

Ravi Bopara was fit to play despite having dislocated a finger in practice.

England were set to bat first on a cloudy day, with rain threatening, after Sri Lanka captain Angelo Mathews won the toss.