James Taylor to lead England Lions

England Selectors have announced a 16-man England Lions squad for January’s tour of Bangladesh.

Nottinghamshire batsman James Taylor will lead the squad during the tour, which consists of a five-match one-day series and two Twenty20s against Bangladesh A.

ECB performance director David Parsons said, “We have selected a young squad for this tour which is in line with our strategy of looking ahead to the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup and identifying and working with players who may be able to go on and play a role for England in the future.

“These players have worked extremely hard over the last couple of months with a strong focus on limited-overs cricket. This tour presents a good opportunity for these players to continue to develop their skills in sub-continent conditions on what will no doubt be a challenging tour of Bangladesh as well as push for selection for future England squads.”

Boyd Rankin will join the squad after playing for the ICC Combined Associate and Affiliate XI against Englandin Dubai on January 7-9.

England Lions squad – James Taylor (capt), Jonathan Bairstow, Scott Borthwick, Danny Briggs, Jack Brooks, Nathan Buck, Jos Buttler, Alex Hales, Simon Kerrigan, Tom Maynard, Stuart Meaker, Tymal Mills, Boyd Rankin, Joe Root, Jason Roy, James Vince.

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