Opener Kaushal Silva plays his first Test for Sri Lanka in over a year, but there is no place for Roshen Silva, who had had a modest series against South Africa in June.
Both Burns, who was in the original England squad for this series, and Foakes, who was brought into the squad as injury cover for regular Test wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow, are Surrey county players.
When Bairstow missed the fourth Test against India in September with a broken finger, Jos Buttler kept wicket instead but now Foakes is in line for a first cap, the first England debutant behind the stumps since Buttler in 2014.
Asked whether Cook had been in touch to wish good luck as England set about trying to end a winless streak of 13 Tests away from home, Root replied: 'He hasn't yet. Of course we'll miss him, but it's a chance to stand up and do something special for England'.
But games can move quickly here. There has only been one draw in the last 14 Tests here, with Sri Lanka winning nine of those games on a pitch that has always favoured spin. Herath is playing his final Test, his 93rd since his debut in 1999. England hasn't won its previous four Tests in Galle. Who will bat No. 3 - pah!
To Galle then, at this ungodly hour, and the lovely ground overlooked by the ancient old fort, where Sri Lanka and England start the first of three Tests at 4.30am GMT.
'There's no excuse for feeling undercooked, ' he said. 'We're aware that the weather's going to be an issue throughout the tour, and we have to make the most of the opportunities we get.
We need to be concentrated all the time , because every pause and the smallest little thing is immediately punished". The front three still aren't firing on all cylinders but they're still a handful, especially Mane.
Le Tribunal de commerce de Casablanca a prononcé l'ouverture de la liquidation de la Samir contre six administrateurs sur sept. Le juge a également décidé d'étendre la liquidation à la société hôtelière SAMIR et Corral Hôtel Resorts.
Us Weekly reports that Williams was "experiencing extreme pain" due to fibroid complications but added the baby is doing "fine". Especially while she's carrying a new baby. "I guess I'll just keep any other tea to myself... at this point".
The newlyweds joined the Prince of Wales, at the Castle of Mey , the late Queen mother's remote home in Caithness, Scotland. Harry said he was "programmed" to collect litter because of the positive influence of his father.
Icelandic airline WOW air is well-known in Ireland for its highly-competitive prices on transatlantic flights. The company will be even better prepared to compete with other airlines on the worldwide aviation market.
This is the most likely outcome, based not just on the polls but also on conversations with strategists in both parties. California has several competitive races in the House that could either determine or further strengthen the battle.
Le président septuagénaire a fait campagne jusqu'au dernier moment, enchaînant les rassemblements " Make America Great Again ". Ce qui pourrait paralyser le programme du 45e président des États-Unis, jusqu'aux prochaines élections de 2020.
Greenwood's hit "God Bless the USA" has been a standard at Trump's events ever since he announced his campaign for president. Although the economy is doing better, the battleground this year is on different issues, he said.
Oh zone: The Antarctic hole is recovering
Another problem is that new technology has found an increase in emissions of a banned CFC out of East Asia, the report noted. Ozone is a molecule comprised of three oxygen atoms that occurs naturally in small amounts.
Migrant Caravan: US troops prepare to secure Mexico border
About 5,000 people are walking and, when they're lucky, travelling by truck on a journey that has already lasted weeks. Migrants briefly blocked traffic on the busy highway to beseech passing truckers for a ride, but none offered one.
Armed Forces to step up Commonwealth recruitment
The Army will begin the admissions from early next year, while the Navy and RAF will commence the process immediately. Applications from citizens of countries outside the Commonwealth will not be accepted, the paper adds.
Man bitten by shark in third Whitsundays attack in three months
A 46-year-old tourist, Justine Barwick , was attacked on September 19 while swimming from a yacht in Cid Harbor and is recovering. Interested in Sharks? Add Sharks as an interest to stay up to date on the latest Sharks news, video, and analysis from ABC News.