NEW Road will play host to the Lions today (10.45am) and on Sunday as England’s second string face Sri Lanka ‘A’ in two one-day matches.

The Lions will be led by former Worcestershire academy batsman James Taylor, now at Leicestershire, and also include Ashes-winning pace bowler Steve Finn.

However, Essex all-rounder Ravi Bopara will not feature as he replaced the injured Jonathan Trott in the senior side, who are taking on India in the third Test at Edgbaston.