England selectors today named a 13-man England Lions squad to face Australia A in two four-day fixtures on 7th August at Old Trafford, and the 14th August at Edgbaston. The squad includes Kent's James Tredwell and Matt Coles.
Eoin Morgan will captain the side that includes players who have represented England at a senior level across different formats. Captain Eoin Morgan, Jonny Bairstow, Nottinghamshire all-rounder Samit Patel and Kent off-spinner James Tredwell have already received England Test caps. All members of the squad have already been capped for England Lions.
National selector Geoff Miller said: “The Lions team and England Performance Programme plays an important role in the development of future England players and this fixture will present an opportunity for our players to show us that they are capable of representing England at Test level in the future.
“We expect Australia A to provide tough opposition and look forward to seeing how some of our most talented players outside the Test squad perform in these two matches.”
England Lions squad
Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire)
Matt Coles (Kent)
Nick Compton (Somerset)
James Harris (Glamorgan)
Simon Kerrigan (Lancashire)
Craig Kieswetter (WK) (Somerset)
Stuart Meaker (Surrey)
Eoin Morgan (Captain) (Middlesex)
Samit Patel (Nottinghamshire)
Joe Root (Yorkshire)
James Taylor (Nottinghamshire)
James Tredwell (Kent)
Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)