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    England Lions four-day squad update

    One injury replacement for the England Lions squad that will play West Indies A in three four-day matches.

    Somerset off-spinner Dominic Bess has been called into the England Lions squad for the four-day section of their West Indies tour.

    Bess, who had already been selected for the three-match one-day series against West Indies A in March, replaces the Worcestershire seamer Josh Tongue, who is to see a consultant next week after aggravating an ankle problem during the Lions’ training camp in Australia before Christmas.

    The Lions will hold a training camp at the Desert Springs Resort in Spain from 20-25 January ahead of their departure on 31 January for Jamaica, where they will play a three-day warm-up match at Sabina Park ahead of four-day matches at Trelawny and Sabina Park, before switching to Antigua for the third four-day match against West Indies A followed by the one-day series.

    Lions join England team in Australia

    The England Lions had an intense practice session with the full team in Brisbane

    Tom Helm, the Middlesex seamer who has also been selected for the one-day series in West Indies but was not considered for the four-day section because of a hamstring problem that troubled him throughout the Australia camp, is to join the Pace Programme for the next month training in Loughborough.

    Essex’s Jamie Porter will continue training with the Pace Programme ahead of the Lions’ camp in Desert Springs.

    England Lions squads

    For whole tour

    Keaton Jennings (Lancashire, capt) 
    Joe Clarke (Worcestershire)
    Liam Livingstone (Lancashire) 
    Sam Curran (Surrey)
    Jamie Porter (Essex) 
    Paul Coughlin (Nottinghamshire) 
    Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire) 
    Nick Gubbins (Middlesex) 
    Alex Davies (Lancashire, wk)
    Dominic Bess (Somerset)

    Red-ball only

    Haseeb Hameed (Lancashire) 
    Dan Lawrence (Essex) 
    Ben Foakes (Surrey, wk) 
    Toby Roland-Jones (Middlesex) 
    Jack Leach (Somerset) 
    Mason Crane (Hampshire)

    White-ball only

    Sam Northeast (Kent) 
    Liam Dawson (Hampshire) 
    Tom Helm (Middlesex) 
    George Garton (Sussex) 
    Matt Parkinson (Lancashire)

    Itinerary

    5-7 February: Tour match – Sabina Park, Jamaica   
    11-14 February – v West Indies A: Trelawny Multiplex, Jamaica  
    18-21 February – v West Indies A: Sabina Park, Jamaica 
    26 February - 1 March – v West Indies A: Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua 
    4 March: Tour match – Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua 
    6 March – v West Indies A: Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua 
    9 March – v West Indies A: Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua 
    11 March – v West Indies A: Coolidge Cricket Ground, Antigua 

    Pace Programme

    Tom Barber (Middlesex)
    Zak Chappell (Leicestershire)
    George Scrimshaw (Worcestershire)
    Paul Walter (Essex)
    Reece Topley (Hampshire)
    Jamie Overton (Somerset)

    Jamie Porter (Essex) – preparing to depart for West Indies with Lions on 31 January
    Tom Helm (Middlesex) – preparing to join Lions in West Indies in February

    Schedule

    3-5, 8-10, 15-17 January: Performance Centre, Loughborough
    25 January – 9 February: Warm weather training camp, Potchefstroom
    27 February – 3 March: Warm weather training camp, Desert Springs

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