England’s limited-over specialists Jason Roy and Sam Billings have been named in the four-day squad for England Lions’ tour of the UAE starting third week of November.
England’s limited-over specialists Jason Roy and Sam Billings have been named in the four-day squad for England Lions’ tour of the UAE starting third week of November.

England’s limited-over specialists Jason Roy and Sam Billings have been named in the four-day squad for England Lions’ tour of the UAE starting third week of November.

Roy, who averages an impressive 39.06 from 69 ODIs for England, was part of the 2018 County Championship winner Surrey, but got only three matches scoring 198 runs in three innings.

Billings, who plays for Kent, has 370 Division Two County runs  from eight matches at 30.83. The 27-year-old has played 15 ODIs and 18 T20Is for England.

Also finding a place in the squad is bowler Mark Wood who has played 12 Tests for England.

The team is also scheduled to play five 50-over matches and two T20 matches.

Pace bowler Craig Overton and off-spinner Dom Bess, who have played Test cricket for England, have also been called up for the four-day match.

Surrey off-spinner Amar Virdi, who has taken 38 first-class wickets at 31.31 this season, and outgoing Worcestershire batsman Joe Clarke.

Yorkshire batsman Tom Kohler-Cadmore and Lancashire captain Liam Livingstone are among the 15 players named in the limited-overs squad.

Lions squads

Four-day squad: Dom Bess, Sam Billings, Joe Clarke, Nick Gubbins, Max Holden, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Liam Livingstone, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Matt Parkinson, Jamie Porter, Jason Roy, Josh Tongue (subject to medical clearance), Amar Virdi, Mark Wood.

Limited-overs squad: Dom Bess, Joe Clarke, Alex Davies, Lewis Gregory, Nick Gubbins, Sam Hain, Max Holden, Tom Kohler-Cadmore, Liam Livingstone, Saqib Mahmood, Craig Overton , Jamie Overton, Matt Parkinson, Jamie Porter, Mark Wood.