James Taylor to lead Lions

December 16, 2011
James Taylor

by Adocentyn

James Taylor will lead a 16 man England Lions squad for their tour of Bangladesh in the New Year.

The squad consists of the players that were selected on the England Performance Programme in October. These players are currently either in India or South Africa after spending the first part of the winter training at the Loughborough University facility.

Taylor, after moving from Leicestershire to Nottinghamshire in the close season has been awarded the captaincy of the side after impressing the ECB performance director David Parsons. The squad leave for Bangladesh in January.

Parsons said this about the tour: “This tour presents a good opportunity for these players to continue to develop their skills in subcontinent conditions on what will no doubt be a challenging tour of Bangladesh, as well as push for selection for future England squads.”

Squad in full: James Taylor (Nottinghamshire – captain), Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire), Scott Borthwick (Durham), Danny Briggs (Hampshire), Jack Brooks (Northants), Nathan Buck (Leicestershire), Jos Buttler (Somerset), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Simon Kerrigan (Lancashire), Tom Maynard (Surrey), Stuart Meaker (Surrey), Tymal Mills (Essex), Boyd Rankin (Warwickshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), James Vince (Hampshire).

Chris Murtagh 16/12/2001

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