CLOSE
Hide
Show
  • England Physical Disability 3m

    England name squad for Vitality IT20 Physical Disability Tri-Series

    First call-ups for three players as England prepare for next month's games against Bangladesh and Pakistan.

    England today announced their squad for the upcoming Vitality IT20 Physical Disability Tri-Series against Bangladesh and Pakistan next month (8-13 July).

    Middlesex duo James Nordin and Luke Stoner-Lewis join Hampshire’s Will Flynn in receiving their first call-ups to the senior squad after impressing in the Physical Disability Lions squad.

    Led once again by captain Iain Nairn, England will be looking to win back the trophy after narrowly losing to Pakistan by three wickets in the 2016 final in Dubai.

    Story of the final - England Physical Disability v Pakistan

    Relive the highs and lows of England's final against Pakistan in the ICC Academy Dubai invitational T20 tournament for people with physical disability - with top fielding and changing room reaction.

    The Series will see disability cricket breaking new ground as the first international Physical Disability tournament to be held in this country.

    All three teams will see it as an important staging point ahead of the Physical Disability World Championship in England next year.

    England kick off with a double header against Pakistan and Bangladesh on Sunday 8 July at Barnards Green CC. The teams will be battling it out to reach the final on Wednesday 11 July at Kidderminster CC.

    The final game will see England take on a Rest of the World XI at Blackfinch New Road on Friday 13 July prior to the Vitality Blast game between Worcestershire Rapids and Northamptonshire Steelbacks.

    How to lead your country

    England cricket captains Heather Knight, Iain Nairn, Eoin Morgan and Joe Root discuss the art of leading their sides

    England Physical Disability Head Coach Ian Salisbury said: “This is the first ever home series for the squad and for PD cricket in this country, which is something to celebrate first and foremost.

    “We want everyone who sees us this summer to be left inspired. That’s how we will raise awareness of disability cricket in this country.

    “I want each individual to perform to the level their talent deserves. If they reach their potential, generally the outcome will look after itself.

    “If the team improves collectively and individually each game and we win, that’s great but even if we don’t we are still progressing.”

    “This is the first ever home series for the squad and for PD cricket in this country, which is something to celebrate first and foremost. We want everyone who sees us this summer to be left inspired.”

    Head Coach Ian Salisbury

    England Physical Disability Captain Iain Nairn said: “This series is a huge opportunity for us to showcase what we do in front of our own fans. When we have played at home it has always been against able-bodied teams.

    “To play on a level playing field and to be able to show what we can do will be special.”

    “We know that as PD cricket continues to develop globally it will become harder and harder to be successful, however we believe that we are developing as cricketers all the time.

    “The challenge is that we don’t know how far we have come in the past 18 months. This series will show us that.

    “As a result of the work and investment from the ECB into the talent pathway we now have a really strong PD Lions set-up and there is a group of guys coming through who can really push us forward as a team and challenge us all to be better.

    “There is a perfect mix of new talent and experience to hopefully take us through to the final.” 

    England Physical Disability squad

    Iain Nairn – Durham (captain)
    Liam Thomas – Yorkshire (vice captain)
    Matt Askin – Shropshire
    Fred Bridges – Sussex
    Callum Flynn – Lancashire
    Will Flynn – Hampshire (from PD Lions)
    Jamie Goodwin – Derbyshire
    Dan Hamm – Cheshire
    Alex Hammond – Hampshire
    Hugo Hammond – Hampshire
    Gordon Laidlaw – Yorkshire
    James Nordin – Middlesex (from PD lions)
    Liam O'Brien – Sussex
    Dan Reynaldo – Hampshire
    Luke Stoner-Lewis – Middlesex (from PD lions)
    Jordan Williams – Lancashire

    Vitality IT20 Physical Disability Tri-Series fixtures

    Sunday 8 July – Barnards Green CC
    England v Pakistan 11:30
    England v Bangladesh 15:30

    Monday 9 July – Kidderminster CC
    Bangladesh v Pakistan 11:00
    England v Bangladesh 15:00

    Tuesday 10 July – Old Elizabethans CC
    England v Pakistan 11:00
    Pakistan v Bangladesh 15:00

    Wednesday 11 July – Kidderminster CC
    Vitality IT20 Physical Disability Tri-Series Final 11:00

    Friday 13 July – Blackfinch New Road, Worcestershire CCC
    University of Worcester Challenge Match
    England v Rest of the World XI 12:30

We Are England Cricket Supporters

Sign in to We Are England Cricket Supporters

Join We Are England Cricket Supporters for FREE to get the latest news, information and highlights from England Cricket via email

You can also get access to a number of other benefits as a Supporter. Once you’ve signed up, look out for your welcome email with more information.

Sign up using your email

Your password should contain:

  • minimum of 8 characters
  • numbers
  • upper and lower case letters

Select your preferences

Additional details and preferences

We Are England Cricket Supporters sign-up is subject to our terms and conditions. Please click here to view the terms and conditions.

Our privacy notice outlines how we use your information. Please click here to view our privacy notice.

Use the verification code sent via email to activate your account.

Your England Cricket Supporters Profile

Update your details

Select your preferences Close

Additional preferences

Close

Request a new password

Set a new password.

Your password should contain:

  • minimum of 8 characters
  • numbers
  • upper and lower case letters

Resend verificaton email