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21st June 2010

Plunkett named in Lions Triangular Series squad

ECB National Selector Geoff Miller said: “This triangular series presents the England Lions squad with an excellent opportunity to demonstrate their abilities in the one-day format and challenge for a place in the senior side. Alastair Cook will have an opportunity to gain further experience as captain after successful spells as captain with both England and England Lions and he will lead a side that includes six of the squad members involved in the one-day series against Pakistan A in February. We are pleased to welcome Darren Stevens to the squad who has been rewarded for his impressive form with Kent this season.

“We have selected a strong squad for what will be a challenging series. There is scope for non playing Lions squad members to return to their counties for fixtures when appropriate and we will also consider using non playing members of the England one-day squad throughout the Lions series to give them match practice.”

Alastair Cook (captain, Essex)
Ravi Bopara (Essex)
Steven Davies (Surrey)
Andrew Gale (Yorkshire)
Sajid Mahmood (Lancashire)
Liam Plunkett (Durham)
Darren Stevens (Kent)
James Taylor (Leicestershire)
James Tredwell (Kent)
Peter Trego (Somerset)
Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire)
Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)

Monday June 28    India A vs West Indies A, Northampton
Tuesday June 29   England Lions vs West Indies A, Northampton
Thursday July 1     England Lions vs India A, Leicester
Friday July 2         India A vs West Indies A, Leicester
Sunday July 4       England Lions vs West Indies A, Worcester
Tuesday July 6      England Lions vs India A, Worcester
Thursday July 8     Final, Worcester