Paul Collingwood
Paul Collingwood.(Photo: Getty Images)

The 13-player England Men’s squad has been selected for the four-day England Lions match against South Africa, which will begin on August 9 at The Spitfire Ground in St. Lawrence, Canterbury.

Paul Collingwood, the assistant coach for England’s men, has been named the match’s head coach.

Some of the players who are part of the ongoing second season of The Hundred are included in the squad.

Sam Billings
Sam Billings. Image: Twitter

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“We are delighted that the Lions will have a competitive fixture against the South African tourists. The squad strongly represents some of the country’s current, next best and future England players. For some players, this game will be important preparation going into the Test series”, said Mo Bobat, ECB Performance Director.

“These matches for the Lions are pivotal as we try to build the depth of players that can further enhance the way the Test team have been playing this summer.

Sam Billings Celebrating After Taking A Stunning Catch PC- ESPN
Sam Billings Celebrating After Taking A Stunning Catch PC- ESPN

It is a reward for players who have scored runs and taken wickets this season in the LV= Insurance County Championship campaign and have caught our eye in how they’ve gone about their business.

“I would also like to thank The Hundred teams and respective Head Coaches who have enabled the eight players who are playing in the competition the opportunity to play for the Lions. We are grateful for their support”, he added.

Lions squad to face South Africa

Sam Billings (Kent), Captain Harry Brook (Yorkshire) Sam Conners (Derbyshire) Sam Cook (Essex) Ben Duckett (Nottinghamshire) Will Jacks (Surrey) Keaton Jennings (Lancashire) Dan Lawrence (Essex) Craig Overton (Somerset) Liam Patterson-White (Nottinghamshire) James Rew (Somerset) Ollie Robinson (Sussex) Dom Sibley (Warwickshire)

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