[caption id="attachment_790267" align="alignnone" width="628"]<img class="size-full wp-image-790267" src="https://www.cricketcountry.com/wp-content/uploads/2019/01/Ollie-Pope.jpg" alt="Ollie Pope" width="628" height="355" /> Ollie Pope, who played two Tests against India last year is part of the touring party (AFP Photo)[/caption] <p></p> <p></p>The visiting England Lions cricket team, which will land in Thiruvananthapuram in the wee hours of Sunday, consists of a bunch of veterans and aspirants. <p></p> <p></p>The visitors are scheduled to play five one-dayers and a four-day match at the picturesque Wayanad Cricket stadium, all against an India A team. <p></p> <p></p>The 50-over matches will be held on January 23, 25, 27, 29 and 31 at the state of the art Greenfield Stadium, while the four day match begins on February 7. <p></p> <p></p>The veterans are all in the coaching team, which consists of flamboyant Zimbabwean opener <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/andy-flower/">Andy Flower</a>, who is the head coach. Those under him include former opener <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/jonathan-trott/">Jonathan Trott</a>, spinner Peter Such and wicket-keeper Bruce French. <p></p> <p></p>The squad includes wicket-keeper batsman <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/sam-billings/">Sam Billings</a>, <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/players/ben-duckett/">Ben Ducket</a> and <a href="https://www.cricketcountry.com/tag/ollie-pope">Ollie Pope</a>, who all have donned the English colours, with Pope playing against India in two Tests in England last year. <p></p> <p></p>The England Lions will begin their practice here from the January 14 and would play warm-up matches against the Board President's XI. <p></p> <p></p>The India A team will arrive on January 20. <p></p> <p></p>Renjith Thomas, a former state cricketer now attached to the Kerala Cricket Association, told IANS that the matches would be open to all cricketing buffs for free.