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England Lions name experienced XI – Cook, Malan, Woakes included

by Wisden Staff 15 minute read

England’s national selectors have named an experienced XI that will represent England Lions in a four-day match against India A starting on  July 16 in Worcester.

Over half of the side (Alastair Cook, Dawid Malan, Chris Woakes, Sam Curran, Dom Bess, Jack Leach) have represented their country at Test level.

Chris Woakes is making his way back from a quad injury 

England Lions side versus India A:
Alastair Cook (Essex)
Rory Burns (Surrey)
Nick Gubbins (Middlesex)
Dawid Malan (Middlesex)
Ollie Pope (Surrey)
Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)
Sam Curran (Surrey)
Dom Bess (Somerset)
Matthew Fisher (Yorkshire)
Jack Leach (Somerset)
Jamie Porter (Essex)

Warwickshire all-rounder Woakes will use the match as part of his rehabilitation from his injured right quad and knee. He is expected to return as a batsman in Warwickshire’s three-day second XI match against Leicestershire starting on Tuesday.

If selected in England’s third ODI at Headingley on Tuesday July 17, Surrey’s Sam Curran will miss the Lions match and a replacement will be called up. The captain will be announced on the morning of the match.

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