Predicting the England XI for the 1st Test of the Summer

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Predicting the England XI for the 1st Test of the Summer
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Following the most disastrous Ashes tour imaginable, it's almost certain that we'll see changes made to the current England side for the first Test of the next English summer against Sri Lanka.

Yet, what will undoubtedly trouble the team's selectors most is determining the extent of change that is required to rekindle the fire in a suddenly forlorn looking line-up.

Do they opt for wide-sweeping changes, bringing a definitive end to one of the country's most successful eras? Or do team management re-instil their faith in the side's experienced core, trusting that the team's humiliation in Australia will provide the necessary impetus for future success?

In what is set to be the most fascinating selection period in recent memory for English cricket, we predict the make-up of England's XI for the first Test against Sri Lanka in June.

But remember, this is what we believe England will do, rather than what we believe they should do.

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