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Strong Lions squad named

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The England selectors have announced a 12-man England Lions squad to take on India in the one-day tour match at Northampton on August 18.

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The squad contains several players who have been chosen for the ICC World Twenty20 in South Africa, with Darren Maddy, Chris Schofield and Jeremy Snape all hoping to impress.

Worcestershire skipper Vikram Solanki captains the side, which includes 11 players with international experience, plus Sussex all-rounder Luke Wright who shot to fame in this year's domestic Twenty20 Cup.

Paul Nixon has been asked to keep wicket with Ian Bell also included.

England Lions squad

Vikram Solanki (captain) (Worcestershire)
Ian Bell (Warwickshire)
Ravi Bopara (Essex)
Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire)
James Kirtley (Sussex)
Jon Lewis (Gloucestershire)
Darren Maddy (Warwickshire)
Paul Nixon (Leicestershire)
Chris Schofield (Surrey)
Owais Shah (Middlesex)
Jeremy Snape (Leicestershire)
Luke Wright (Sussex)

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