Cape Town - James
Vince has been chosen as captain for the England Lions when they face
South Africa 'A' in a three-match one-day series next month.
Hampshire skipper Vince, who has played seven Tests and five ODIs, is
one of four players in the Lions' squad who has senior international
experience, the others are batsman Ben Duckett, paceman Steven Finn and
all-rounder Liam Dawson.
Essex batsman Dan Lawrence, and Sussex's left-arm pace bowler George
Garton, who both played in the ICC Under-19s World Cup in Bangladesh
last year, have also been included in the 13-man list.
National Selector James Whitaker said: "We wanted to select a strong
and experienced Lions squad for this series, as it coincides with the
early stages of the ICC Champions Trophy, and therefore provides us with
the opportunity to keep our standby players in white-ball action.
"The quality of the squad we have selected reflects well on the
strength in depth we now have in 50-over cricket which has emerged
through the county game.
"All the players in this squad will have the 2019 World Cup in their
sights, and playing for the Lions offers them the platform to show what
they can do."
The Lions series starts at Trent Bridge on Thursday, June 1 with the remaining
two games at Northampton on Saturday, June 3 and Monday, June 5, the
latter a day-night fixture.
After the one-day series, the Lions will play an unofficial Test
against South Africa 'A' at Canterbury from June 21-24, with the squad to
be named next month.
England Lions one-day squad:
James Vince (capt),
Daniel Bell-Drummond, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Ben Duckett,
Steven Finn, Ben Foakes, George Garton, Dan Lawrence, Liam Livingstone,
Dawid Malan, Craig Overton
South Africa ‘A’ squad for 50-over series against England Lions:
Reeza Hendricks (Highveld Lions), Jon Jon Smuts (Warriors), Aiden Markram (Titans), Temba Bavuma (Highveld Lions), Theunis de Bruyn (Knights), Khaya Zondo - captain (Dolphins), Hein Kuhn (Titans), Dwaine Pretorius (Highveld Lions), Mangaliso Mosehle -wk (Highveld Lions), Sisanda Magala (Warriors), Tabraiz Shamsi (Titans), Lungisani Ngidi (Titans), Duanne Olivier (Knights), Junior Dala (Titans), Dane Paterson (Cape Cobras)