Alastair Cook returns for England

Alastair Cook of England speaks at a press conference after defeating Australia during game four of the One Day International series between Australia and England at WACA on January 24, 2014
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Captain Alastair Cook recovers from a groin injury to feature for England against Sri Lanka at Old Trafford.

Alastair Cook has returned to captain England in their one-day international against Sri Lanka at Old Trafford this afternoon.

There had been doubts over the opening batsman's availability because of a groin strain that ruled him out of the 157-run defeat to the tourists three days ago.

However, he has been deemed fit enough to play and has replaced Michael Carberry at the top of the order.

The five-match series between the two nations is currently level at one win apiece.

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