Opener Dom Sibley has been included in a 14-strong England Lions squad that may shadow the primary touring occasion in the course of the Ashes tour of Australia this winter.
The 26-year-old is one in every of 4 gamers, together with wicketkeepers Ben Foakes and James Bracey and spinner Mason Crane, to have performed Take a look at cricket.
4 gamers haven’t any Lions expertise.
Lancashire batter Josh Bohannon, Surrey wicketkeeper Jamie Smith and Warwickshire’s tempo bowler Liam Norwell and opening batter Rob Yates are new to the set-up.
England Lions squad: Tom Abell (Somerset), Josh Bohannon (Lancashire), James Bracey (Gloucestershire), Brydon Carse (Durham), Mason Crane (Hampshire), Matthew Fisher (Yorkshire), Ben Foakes (Surrey), Alex Lees (Durham), Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire), Liam Norwell (Warwickshire), Matt Parkinson (Lancashire), Dom Sibley (Warwickshire), Jamie Smith (Surrey), Rob Yates (Warwickshire).
The rest of the squad have Lions expertise, however Durham opener Alex Lees receives a recall after six years.
Lancashire’s Saqib Mahmood and Matt Parkinson, and Durham’s Brydon Carse, all performed white-ball cricket for England this summer time, however are uncapped within the longer format.
There isn’t any place for Lancashire batter Liam Livingstone, who impressed in white-ball cricket this summer time, and is a part of England’s squad for the T20 World Cup, which precedes the Ashes tour.
Teaching appointments for the tour will probably be introduced in the end.
The squad will shadow the important 17-man group that was introduced on Sunday, and supply warm-up opposition for 2 intra-squad video games and be reserves in case of any accidents.
They may also play a four-day recreation in opposition to Australia A, earlier than returning house on 16 December.