England's Bairstow ruled out of first Test


Jonny Bairstow injured his ankle playing a football match in training
Sri Lanka v England, first Test
Venue: Galle International Stadium, Galle Dates: 6-10 November Time: 04:30 GMT
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England wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow has been ruled out of the first Test against Sri Lanka on Tuesday because of his ankle injury.

The 29-year-old twisted his ankle playing football in training during the one-day series, and missed the final two 50-over matches.

England coach Trevor Bayliss said the tourists were undecided if Jos Buttler or Ben Foakes would keep in Galle.

“That decision could impact the rest of the team,” Bayliss told BBC Sport.

England used three wicketkeepers in their first red-ball warm-up match, while Buttler and Foakes shared the gloves in the second.

One-day keeper Buttler has made 25 Test appearances and has kept in the longer format before, while Foakes is uncapped.

England undecided on final XI

England have not won a Test series in Sri Lanka since 2001 when they claimed a 2-1 victory.

They have also struggled away from home recently, having not won a Test series abroad since their tour of South Africa in 2015-16.

There have been reports