The ECB has introduced a spin-heavy England Lions coaching squad for a winter coaching camp within the UAE subsequent month. Ten gamers have been drafted into the second-tier set-up for the primary time.
The deal with spinners within the quick time period is important given the shortage of choices following Moeen Ali’s Test retirement on the finish of the Ashes, and with Adil Rashid focussing solely on white-ball cricket. Lead spinner Jack Leach is continuous his restoration from a again stress fracture sustained at first of the summer season.
Players and counties had been consulted round choice, with a number of gamers not chosen both due to pre-existing commitments or different alternatives abroad deemed extra helpful to their particular person wants.
England males’s efficiency director Mo Bobat stated, “At the end of an enjoyable season and after close dialogue with players and counties, it’s exciting to confirm our group that will travel to Abu Dhabi for a training camp later this year.
“The camp will present a superb alternative for the gamers to develop their purple ball recreation and permit us to study extra about them as folks and gamers.
“In selecting the group, we’ve carefully considered England’s short and long-term needs in Test cricket, particularly with sub-continent challenges in mind.
“It’s fairly a big group and it is nice that we are able to assist participant improvement on this method for what needs to be a enjoyable camp.”
The coaching and mentoring group accompanying the party will be announced in due course.
England Lions coaching group: Rehan Ahmed (Leicestershire), George Balderson (Lancashire), Shoaib Bashir (Somerset), Josh Bohannon (Lancashire), Brydon Carse (Durham), Jack Carson (Sussex), James Coles (Sussex), Josh De Caires (Middlesex), Matthew Fisher (Yorkshire), Tom Hartley (Lancashire), Lyndon James (Nottinghamshire), Tom Lawes (Surrey), Dan Mousley (Warwickshire), Callum Parkinson (Durham), Matthew Potts (Durham), Rishi Patel (Leicestershire), Ollie Price (Gloucestershire), James Rew (Somerset), Ollie Robinson (Durham), Josh Tongue (Nottinghamshire), John Turner (Hampshire)
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