Warwickshire captain Will Rhodes will lead a 14-member Select County XI that will play a three-day warm-up match against Virat Kohli’s India. This match will be played at the Riverside Side ground here from July 20-22.
Former England bowler and current Young Lions (A team) head coach Richard Dawson will oversee a select County XI play India at the Emirates Riverside in a three-day match, starting on Tuesday 20 July.
This match is set to be played behind closed doors. This decision was taken because the Indian team reported that Rishabh Pant had tested positive for Covid-19. The Select County XI squad also includes recent Test debutant James Bracey and Nottinghamshire opener Haseeb Hameed, who made his Test debut against India in 2016.
Emirates Riverside will host a County Championship XI v India in a three-day behind closed doors warm up game starting on Tuesday.
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“The squad was selected after consulting with the first-class counties on player availability and to provide some of the high-potential talents from across the county game with the opportunity to test themselves against the ICC World Test Championship finalists India,” ECB stated.
A short bubble is set to be created by ECB for this game after all selected players undergo COVID-19 tests.
“The county players will bridge into a team environment and undergo Covid testing before being cleared to play in the match.”
The ECB specially thanked first-class countries for their support to make players available for this fixture. They also thanked Durham County Cricket Club for providing facilities to host this game against India.
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).