When Jofra Archer finally rejoins the England Lions squad for their training camp in the United Arab Emirates one month from now, his recovery from a long-term injury will receive a significant boost.
The fast bowler has not participated in a game since July 2021 and was forced to sit out the entire English summer due to a stress fracture in his lower back. In addition, he has been hampered by a chronic elbow problem.
Along with fellow bowlers Saqib Mahmood and Brydon Carse, who are also working their way back from injury, Archer will travel for training along with five members of the Test squad who are not participating in the T20 World Cup: Jimmy Anderson, Jamie Overton, Ollie Robinson, Jack Leach, and Will Jacks.
The 18-year-old leg-spinner Rehan Ahmed from Leicestershire has been selected to be a part of the 15-man squad that will travel to the United Arab Emirates on November 6. While there, they will play a three-day match against the senior England side, which will serve as a warm-up for the Test series that will be played in Pakistan.
After finishing his first county season with a maiden five-for and a maiden century against Derbyshire, Ahmed’s name has already been brought up in discussions for international honor’s. This past summer, when playing for England’s limited-overs team at Old Trafford, where he also had a training session with Adil Rashid, he scored a goal.
The Lions roster includes players Haseeb Hameed, Dan Lawrence, Matthew Potts, and Matthew Fisher, all of whom had previously competed in a test match during the year 2022. After having such a successful beginning to his England career – taking 20 wickets in five appearances – it was thought that Potts was unlucky not to make the full Test squad. He now has the opportunity to show that the decision was incorrect when the two teams compete against each other between November 23 and November 25.
Fisher, who made his Test debut in Barbados in March, also has a lot to play for having missing much of the season for Yorkshire with a stress fracture. Fisher made his debut in the Test competition.
Quick Reference of the England Lions training group Show Tom Abell (Somerset), Rehan Ahmed (Leicestershire), Josh Bohannon (Lancashire), Jack Carson (Sussex), Sam Conners (Derbyshire), Sam Cook (Essex), Matthew Fisher (Yorkshire), Haseeb Hameed (Nottinghamshire), Tom Haines (Sussex), Jack Haynes (Worcestershire), Lyndon James (Nottinghamshire), Dan Lawrence (Surrey)
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Jofra Archer from Sussex, Saqib Mahmood from Lancashire, and Brydon Carse were the three winners (Durham, 11-27 November). The practice of the test player.
Will Jacks (Lancashire, 6-19 November), James Anderson (Lancashire, 6-19 November), Jamie Overton (Surrey, 6-19 November), Ollie Robinson (Sussex, 11-19 November), Jack Leach (Somerset, 11-19 November), and Jack Leach (Somerset, 11-19 November) (Surrey, 11-19 November). This being helpful to you? I appreciate your thoughts and comments.
Both Hameed and Lawrence have been absent from the red-ball team since Brendon McCullum and Stokes took over as captains. Hameed was released after a disappointing performance in the Ashes series last winter, and Lawrence has not been seen since Brendon McCullum and Stokes took over as captains.
Tom Abell, the captain of Somerset, and Josh Bohannon, a batter for Lancashire, are two of the more established domestic performers in the uncapped Lions list. On the other hand, Essex paceman Sam Cook is rewarded for his consistent quality across all formats because of his versatility.
The inclusion of Jack Carson and Liam Patterson-White as spinners appears to be bad news for Dom Bess and Matt Parkinson, whose stock appears to have decreased as a result of this development. The ensemble is rounded out by members Sam Conners, Tom Haines, Jack Haynes, and Lyndon James. Jamie Smith is also included.
“It’s amazing to be able offer recommence Lions developing experiences,” Mo Bobat, the performance director of the ECB, said. “The camp in Dubai and Abu Dhabi is a fantastic chance for a high potential group of players.”
“The selection of participants for the camp was carried out in close consultation with both the players and the counties, and a good number of players have been encouraged and supported in their pursuit of further chances both in their own country and elsewhere in the world. In addition to helping the England men’s squad prepare ready for their match against Pakistan, the camp provides an opportunity for players from England and the Lions to collaborate closely while playing in foreign circumstances.