Sports

Chris Woakes rejoins England – at a distance – before first Sri Lanka Test

Chris Woakes arose out of separation on Saturday and rejoined his Britain colleagues a good ways off as they saw their second and last day of warm-up cricket demolished by downpour this week’s first Test in Galle.

Woakes has gone through the previous seven days in his room at the Shangri-La in Hambantota after an imparted excursion to Heathrow to Moeen Ali a weekend ago saw him considered a nearby contact when the last tried positive for Coronavirus on arrival.But while Woakes has been told by the group’s clinical staff he should at present keep away from contact with the crew at first, the 31-year-old – Britain’s player of the previous summer – had the option to go through some running and handling work before the crew withdrew for Galle.

It stays not yet clear whether Woakes will be prepared for Thursday’s arrangement opener, having not bowled for about fourteen days. He had been seen as the man to adjust the side without Ben Stirs up yet may well pass up a major opportunity – at first in any event – to Sam Curran.

Moeen should disengage until Wednesday, administering him out of the principal Test, and Britain’s players are light on planning time by and large, with only 100 overs of an irregular intra-crew coordinate played on Friday before occasions were washed 24 hours after the fact.