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Tom to captain England Lions

Tom Abell will captain England Lions in their two Royal London 50-over internationals against South Africa starting on July 12th at the Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton.

Tom Banton and Will Smeed have also been selected in the 13-player squad that has been revealed by the England Men’s selection panel.

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England Lions Squad:

Tom Abell (Somerset) (Captain)
Rehan Ahmed (Leicestershire)
Tom Banton (Somerset) (WK)
Sam Cook (Essex)
Ben Duckett (Nottinghamshire)
Steven Eskinazi (Middlesex)
Sam Hain (Warwickshire)
Adam Hose (Warwickshire)
Benny Howell (Gloucestershire)
Jake Lintott (Warwickshire)
David Payne (Gloucestershire)
George Scrimshaw (Derbyshire)
Will Smeed (Somerset)

Mo Bobat, ECB Performance Director, said: “It’s always great when we can bring some of our best and highest potential players together, particularly to take on senior international opposition. The two games provide an excellent opportunity to continue to grow our depth and assess players’ readiness for England.

“The squad reflects a balance of England’s next best players and some future players of note, as well as high performers from this season’s Vitality Blast campaign.

“With these games coming at the same time as England ODIs versus India and a County Championship round, we’re very appreciative of the collaborative approach of counties, enabling us to field strong teams.”

England Men’s Assistant Coach Paul Collingwood has been appointed Head Coach for the two matches.

Royal London Men’s Internationals Schedule:

1st 50-over match: England Lions v South Africa, Tuesday July 12th, Cooper Associates County Ground, Taunton (11.00am start)

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2nd 50-over match: England Lions v South Africa, Thursday July 14th, New Road, Worcester (11.00am start)

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