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Warwickshire skipper Willfred Rhodes to lead ‘County Select XI’ vs India, match to be held closed doors

Warwickshire captain Willfred Rhodes will lead a 14-member Select County XI in a three-day warm-up recreation in opposition to India on the Riverside Side floor right here from July 20-22, the England and Wales Cricket Board stated on Thursday.

Former England bowler and present Young Lions (A staff) head coach Richard Dawson will oversee a “Select County XI to play India at the Emirates Riverside in a three-day match, starting on Tuesday 20 July.”

In earlier years, this staff was generally known as “Combined Counties” which all the time had a first-class fixture in opposition to the touring nations.

The match will be performed behind closed doors with Indian contingent already reporting a number of COVID-19 constructive circumstances together with first staff keeper Rishabh Pant.

The Select County XI squad additionally consists of current Test debutant James Bracey and Nottinghamshire opener Haseeb Hameed, who made his Test debut in opposition to India in 2016.

“The squad was selected after consulting with the first-class counties on player availability and to provide some of the high-potential talent from across the county game with the opportunity to test themselves against the ICC World Test Championship finalists,” ECB said.

A brief bubble is ready to be created by ECB for this recreation in spite of everything chosen gamers endure COVID-19 exams.

“The county players will bridge into a team environment and undergo Covid testing before being cleared to play in the match.”

The ECB thanked first-class counties for his or her “continued support to make players available for this fixtures and to Durham County Cricket Club for providing facilities for this match to be staged.”

The match will be out there to watch stay by way of Durham County Cricket Club’s YouTube channel with ball-by-ball commentary additionally out there on BBC radio.

County Select XI squad: Will Rhodes (Warwickshire – captain), Rehan Ahmed (Leicestershire), Tom Aspinwell (Lancashire), Ethan Bamber (Middlesex), James Bracey (Gloucestershire), Jack Carson (Sussex), Zak Chappell (Nottinghamshire), Haseeb Hameed (Nottinghamshire), Lyndon James (Nottinghamshire), Jake Libby (Worcestershire), Craig Miles (Warwickshire), Liam Patterson-White (Nottinghamshire), James Rew (Somerset), Rob Yates (Warwickshire).

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