the first time the chairman of selectors accompanied the team and was
involved in selection (following recommendations of the Schofield Report)
David Graveney (chairman of
One-day party announced10 September.
Withdrawn from ODIs :Andrew Flintoff (to receive treatment to
left ankle), Matt Prior (broken thumb).
Not considered:On 25 July Marcus Trescothick
said he would not be available for the winter tours;Andrew Flintoff
Tour Party Announced : 19
Steve Harmison, recovering
from a back injury, was not selected at first but would be added to the squad
of fifteen if he proved his fitness by playing some matches for Lions in South Africa
before the Test tour
Not selected:Andrew Strauss (Mx ⋄),Mark Ramprakash (Sy) who declined an offer
to be the stand-by in case a ‘senior batsman’ were injured.
Time between selection and departure from England
(19 October - 16 November)
The one-day side came from the ICC World Twenty20
tournament in South Africa,
arriving earlier than expected after being eliminated from the T20
Arrived in Colombo
after a ten-hour flight on Friday 16 November 2007.
Steve Harmison flew to Sri
Lanka from South Africa on Tuesday 20
Time spent in Sri Lanka
November -23 December)
David Graveney (selector on tour),Peter Moores (coach),Michael Vaughan (captain).
The team flew back to England on 23
Time away from England
November - 23 December)
of the tour
Test tours in 2007-08
Bangladesh to New
England to Sri
Indians to Australia 2007-08
New Zealanders to South Africa 2007-08
Pakistanis to India 2007-08
South Africans to Pakistan 2007-08
South Africans to Bangladesh
and India 2007-08
Sri Lankans to Australia 2007-08
Sri Lankans to West Indies 2007-08
West Indians to South Africa 2007-08
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