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Jennings named in Lions squad for tour match against South Africa

Jennings named in Lions squad for tour match against South Africa

England Men's selection panel have named a 13-player squad for England Lions four-day match against South Africa starting on 9 August.

Following a fine summer in the LV= Insurance County Championship, Lancashire's Keaton Jennings has been named in the squad for the fixture taking place at the Spitfire Ground, Canterbury.

Opening batter Jennings has scored 827 runs for the Club in red ball cricket this summer at an average of 68.91. Jennings notched a double century in the Roses Match at Headingley, followed up by a career best score of 318 against Somerset in Southport.

Lions squad versus South Africa:

Sam Billings (Kent), Captain, Harry Brook (Yorkshire), Sam Cook (Essex), Sam Conners (Derbyshire), Ben Duckett (Nottinghamshire), Will Jacks (Surrey), Keaton Jennings (Lancashire), Dan Lawrence (Essex), Craig Overton (Somerset), Liam Patterson-White (Nottinghamshire), James Rew (Somerset), Ollie Robinson (Sussex), Dom Sibley (Warwickshire)

Mo Bobat, ECB Performance Director, said: "We are delighted that the Lions will have a competitive fixture against the South African tourists. The squad strongly represents some of the country's current, next best and future England players. For some players, this game will be important preparation going into the Test series.

"These matches for the Lions are pivotal as we try to build the depth of players that can further enhance the way the Test team have been playing this summer. It is a reward for players who have scored runs and taken wickets this season in the LV= Insurance County Championship campaign and have caught our eye in how they've gone about their business."

England Men's Assistant Coach Paul Collingwood has been appointed Head Coach for the match.

 
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