James Rew named in County Select squad

James Rew has been named in the County Select squad for the three-day match against India which begins on Tuesday at Emirates Riverside.

Young Lions Head Coach, Richard Dawson will oversee the squad.

The match will be played behind closed doors and will form part of India’s warm-up schedule ahead of the LV= Insurance Test Series.

Warwickshire captain Will Rhodes will lead a 14-man squad which also includes recent Test debutant James Bracey and Nottinghamshire opener Haseeb Hameed, who made his Test debut against India in 2016.

The squad was selected after consulting with the First Class Counties on player availability and to provide some of the high potential talent from across the county game with the opportunity to test themselves against the ICC World Test Championship finalists.

The county players will bridge into a team environment and undergo Covid testing before being cleared to play in the match.

Regarding James’ call up, SCCC Head of Talent Pathway, Steve Snell said: “James has demonstrated considerable promise thus far. The work that he did during the winter has really transitioned to match play, and this has certainly been evidenced in his performances for the Second XI.

“James has shown that he can adapt to multi-format cricket and play effectively off both feet with the bat, and his wicket keeping is improving with every game. We are all really excited about this opportunity for James. It’s a great development opportunity for him and he will be very keen to show what he can do.

“I’m sure that he will enjoy the experience and learn lots from the opportunity to play with and against some exciting cricketers.”

County Select XI squad:

Will Rhodes (Warwickshire – captain)
Rehan Ahmed (Leicestershire)
Tom Aspinwell (Lancashire)
Ethan Bamber (Middlesex)
James Bracey (Gloucestershire)
Jack Carson (Sussex)
Zak Chappell (Nottinghamshire)
Haseeb Hameed (Nottinghamshire)
Lyndon James (Nottinghamshire)
Jake Libby (Worcestershire)
Craig Miles (Warwickshire)
Liam Patterson-White (Nottinghamshire)
James Rew (Somerset)
Rob Yates (Warwickshire)

The ECB would like to place on record its thanks to the first-class counties for their continued support to make players available for this fixtures and to Durham County Cricket Club for providing facilities for this match to be staged.

The match will be available to watch live via Durham County Cricket Club’s YouTube channel with ball-by-ball commentary also available on BBC radio.

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