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Stevens and Tredwell named in England Lions squad

Sunday 20th June 2010

Kent duo Darren Stevens and James Tredwell have been named by the selectors in a 12 man England Lions squad, captained by Alastair Cook, to face India A and West Indies A in a triangular one-day series from 28th June to the 8th July.
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.”

Commenting on the first time call-up of Stevens, Kent captain Rob Key said: “This is well deserved for Darren because he is a quality player. Hopefully a place in the Lions squad will be a quick stepping stone for him because I feel he deserves to be in the full England side.”

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

Picture:Sarah Ansell