England Lions: Dom Sibley included in Ashes-shadow squad – NewsEverything England

England opener Dom Sibley is caught in the slips against India
Dom Sibley averages 28.94 in 22 Exams, however averaged simply 14.25 in two video games towards India this summer season earlier than being dropped

Opener Dom Sibley has been included in a 14-strong England Lions squad that can shadow the primary touring celebration through 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 Check cricket.

4 gamers don’t have 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.

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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).

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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 season, however are uncapped within the longer format.

“It’s a big alternative for these gamers,” mentioned England efficiency director Mo Bobat. “If two or three of those gamers had been to essentially stand out it’ll give Joe Root and Chris Silverwood one thing to consider.

“There’s a probability {that a} participant can put ahead a compelling case within the warm-up video games and find yourself being round for the Ashes.”

There isn’t a place for Lancashire batter Liam Livingstone, who impressed in white-ball cricket this summer season, and is a part of England’s squad for the T20 World Cup, which precedes the Ashes tour.

“Liam is a participant of excessive potential and he is had a incredible 12 months, notably in white-ball cricket, however from a red-ball perspective, put merely, it felt like there have been different gamers forward of him proper now,” mentioned Bobat.

“He is performed extremely nicely in white-ball cricket, and his red-ball numbers may not have been what he is wished within the final couple of years, however do we expect there’s a high-potential participant there, throughout all disciplines? Sure, with out query. He’s somebody we’ll hold having an curiosity in.”

England all-rounder Ben Stokes additionally posted a video on social mediaexternal-link on Thursday of him batting for the primary time since a second operation on his finger.

Stokes is taking an indefinite break from the sport for psychological well being causes, and Bobat mentioned the video was “vastly constructive” and that Stokes’ “power and pleasure was returning” however “there isn’t any stress or expectation”.

Teaching appointments for the Lions tour will probably be introduced sooner or later.

The squad will shadow the major 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 even play a four-day recreation towards Australia A, earlier than returning residence on 16 December.

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