Gleeson, Mahmood return to UK
Red Rose pair to miss remainder of Lions tour
Richard Gleeson has returned to the UK after suffering a soft tissue-related injury to his right shoulder while bowling in the four-day match against Cricket Australia XI in Hobart on Sunday.
Meanwhile, Saqib Mahmood has not joined the Lions after experiencing a sore knee during England’s IT20 series against South Africa and has also returned to the UK.
With Captain Lewis Gregory ruled out of the Melbourne match, Keaton Jennings, one of the Lions’ three centurions against CA XI, will lead the side in Gregory’s absence.
Neither Gleeson or Gregory took the field for the final two days, with the match ending in a high-scoring draw.
Essex seamer Sam Cook has been called up to the England Lions squad for the final two four-day matches on the tour of Australia.
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