Coles selected for England Performance Programme and Ball joins England squad for Hong Kong Sixes

Tuesday 18th September 2012

Men’s First Team

Englandselectorstodaynamed Matt Coles ina 17–strong England Performance Programme squad which will undertake a month-long tour of India from mid-November. Selectors also named Adam Ball in aseven-strong squad for next month’s Hong Kong Sixes tournament.

ECB Performance Director David Parsons said: “The England Performance Programme looks to identify and develop players that can go on to be world class cricketers for England in the future.

"This year, following a brief period of training at the National Cricket Performance Centre, Loughborough we have the opportunity to take players to the sub-continent to work on specific skills which will further their individual games.

“As in previous winters we will be shadowing the England team and their tour which is a model we have successfully used since 2006, providing England with a group of players that can be called upon should the need arise. The England Lions squad for the tour to Australia in February 2013 will be selected towards the end of this training camp in December.”

England Performance Programme Squad to tour India

Jos Buttler (Somerset)

Gary Ballance (Yorkshire)

Scott Borthwick (Durham)

Danny Briggs (Hampshire)

Varun Chopra (Warwickshire)

Matthew Coles (Kent)

Jade Dernbach (Surrey)

Ben Foakes (Essex)

James Harris (Glamorgan)

Simon Kerrigan (Lancashire)

Craig Kieswetter (Somerset)

Stuart Meaker (Surrey)

Azeem Rafiq (Yorkshire)

Toby Roland-Jones (Middlesex)

Ben Stokes (Durham)

James Taylor (Nottinghamshire)

Chris Wright (Warwickshire)

England squad for Hong Kong Sixes

Tournament to be played at Kowloon Cricket Club, October 27th and 28th.

Josh Cobb (Leicestershire) – Captain

Adam Ball (Kent)

Keith Barker (Warwickshire)

Ben Brown (Sussex)

Chris Nash (Sussex)

Tom Smith (Lancashire)

Ross Whiteley (Derbyshire)

Andy Hurry – (Somerset) Manager