Sri Lanka toured England for cricket matches during the 2006 international cricket season. England were back home for the first time since September and looked to maintain their Test standards, which saw them keep their second place in the ICC Test Championship in India, and the teams were also competing for sixth place in the ICC ODI Championship as both England and Sri Lanka were coming off the back of two lost ODI tours on the Asian sub-continent, against India and Pakistan respectively. To add to problems, both teams were likely to be missing some key members of the team as England were without some of their squad for their previous tour and, two days before Sri Lanka departed for England, it was revealed that skipper Marvan Atapattu would stay at home for the tour due to back problems that had forced him to skip his previous tour too. Jehan Mubarak was brought in as his replacement.
First Class Matches
Tour Match: Sri Lanka v British Universities (24–26 April)
Sri Lanka 289 & 256-6(dec) drew with British Universities 125 & 130-8
Tour Match: Sri Lanka v Derbyshire (29 April-1 May)
Sri Lanka 166-7(dec) and 262-4 defeated Derbyshire 219 & 208-4(dec) by 6 wickets
Tour Match: Sri Lanka v England A (4–7 May)
England A (259 & 41-0) beat Sri Lanka (179 & 118) by 10 wickets, retrieved from... Read More