August 9, 2022
England vs South Africa 2022


Dom Sibley and Dan Lawrence will have an opportunity to impress England’s new management after being named in the upcoming 13-man Lions squad to tour South Africa in a four-day match at Canterbury next week.

Sibley hasn’t played Test cricket since England’s second Test against India last summer, but has had a solid season for Warwickshire in the County Championship, while Lawrence has been on the tour of the Caribbean since the end of his season following a hamstring injury. Didn’t create hurdles in the initial stages.

The two will have the opportunity to pursue their affairs to England’s Test coach and captain, Brendon McCullum and Ben Stokes, respectively, ahead of their winter tours to Pakistan and New Zealand. Whereas runs for Sibley will put further pressure on Zac Crawley’s spot in the top order after a low heat so far.

Of the 13 players involved, eight have previous international experience, of which seven are in Test cricket. Sam Billings will captain the side, while Harry Brooke and Craig Overton have been included after being in selection circles throughout the summer. And Ollie Robinson will continue his return to full fitness after joining the squad for South Africa’s first two Tests earlier this week.
Essex’s Sam Cooke and Derbyshire’s Sam Connors are among the other fast bowlers, while 18-year-old Somerset wicketkeeper-batsman James Ray is a member of the final squad. Paul Collingwood will serve as head coach.

Lions games clash straight with several hundred fixtures, meaning teams would face without some of their key players: Overton (Southern Brave), Lawrence (London Spirit) and Brooke (Northern Superchargers) would miss two games each, While Billings and Jack (Both Oval Invincible) and Cook (Trent Rockets) will miss a game each.

“I would like to thank the hundred teams and the respective head coaches who have given the eight players the opportunity to play for the Lions in the competition,” said ECB performance director Mo Bobat. “We are grateful for their support. We are delighted that the Lions will have a competitive match against the South African tourists. The team strongly represents some of the country’s current, next best and future England players. For some players, This game will be important preparation for test series

“These matches are important for the Lions as we try to build the depth of players that can further enhance the way the Test team plays this summer. It is a reward for the players who have made it to the LV this season. Runs scored and wickets taken. = Insurance County Championship campaign and we have a look at how they have gone about their business.”

The match, starting Tuesday, will be used by South Africa as a preparation for the first Test. He has selected a 17-man squad for the three-match series.

England Lions Team: Sam Billings (c, wk), Harry Brooke, Sam Cooke, Sam Connors, Ben Duckett, Will Jack, Keaton Jennings, Dan Lawrence, Craig Overton, Liam Patterson-White, James Rave, Ollie Robinson, Dom Sibley

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