Luke Wright named England Lions captain for Bangladesh A series
Luke Wright will captain the England Lions in their three-game one-day series against Bangladesh A later this month.
Last Updated: 08/08/13 10:06am
Wright heads a 12-man squad that includes three debutants in Somerset fast bowler Jamie Overton, Northants all-rounder David Willey and Sussex all-rounder Chris Jordan.
England's limited overs coach Ashley Giles will coach the side, giving him the chance to look at a number of players who have either already represented the senior side or have been close to call-ups.
The series starts on August 20 at the County Ground in Bristol with the other two matches on the 22nd and 24th in Taunton.
National selector Geoff Miller said: "We are delighted to reward this Lions team with an opportunity to impress the selectors ahead of a number of forthcoming ODI series'.
"Many of this squad have been in or around England, Lions, EPP or PEPP squads before, so it is a great chance for them to push for places for the England ODI games later this summer and also this coming winter.
"Looking further ahead, we are also keen to build a strong platform for the 2015 World Cup, so opportunities such as this play a big part in giving the coaches an opportunity to assess the levels of these players first hand."
A further squad will be announced for a two-day game against Australia on 16-17 August in Northampton, which the Lions will fulfil after Northants reached Friends Life t20 Finals Day.
England Lions Squad
Luke Wright (Sussex, captain), Gary Ballance (Yorkshire), Danny Briggs (Hampshire), Jos Buttler (Somerset), Michael Carberry (Hampshire), Chris Jordan (Sussex), Jamie Overton (Somerset), Boyd Rankin (Warwickshire), Ben Stokes (Durham), James Taylor (Nottinghamshire), James Vince (Hampshire), David Willey (Northamptonshire).