ECB announce England training group as planning for international cricket's return continues

A total of 55 will have returned to individual sessions at 11 venues around the country by next week, but Alex Hales does not feature on the list


The ECB have announced the names of the male players involved in back-to-training programmes ahead of England's proposed summer schedule.

A total of 55 will have returned to individual sessions at 11 venues around the country by next week.

Those players not on central contracts who had previously been furloughed by their counties will have their wages underwritten by the ECB. 

There are several notable inclusions - Warwickshire youngster Henry Brookes, Reece Topley and Amar Virdi of Surrey, and Sussex's Ollie Robinson among them - while Tom Kohler-Cadmore of Yorkshire features.

Jack Leach, the Somerset spinner who suffers from Crohn's disease and was considered to be potentially vulnerable to Covid-19, is part of the group.

There is no place, however, for Alex Hales. The batsman has been excluded from international cricket since being dropped from England's World Cup squad after a second positive drugs test. 

Hampshire's Sam Northeast and Essex bowler Jamie Porter both miss out. 

The ECB have emphasised that this training party does not represent a formal England squad.

England will face West Indies in three Test matches in July, with Pakistan visiting for red and white-ball cricket in August, should the proposed schedule be approved.

England's women are expected to return to training in late June. There is still an intention to play either a bilateral or tri series involving India and South Africa in late summer.

Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), James Anderson (Lancashire), Jofra Archer (Sussex), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Tom Banton (Somerset), Dom Bess (Somerset), Sam Billings (Kent), James Bracey (Gloucestershire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Henry Brookes (Warwickshire), Pat Brown (Worcestershire), Rory Burns (Surrey), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Brydon Carse (Durham), Mason Crane (Hampshire), Zak Crawley (Kent), Sam Curran (Surrey), Tom Curran (Surrey), Liam Dawson (Hampshire), Joe Denly (Kent), Ben Duckett (Nottinghamshire), Laurie Evans (Sussex), Ben Foakes (Surrey), Richard Gleeson (Lancashire), Lewis Gregory (Somerset), Sam Hain (Warwickshire), Tom Helm (Middlesex), Will Jacks (Surrey), Keaton Jennings (Lancashire), Chris Jordan (Sussex), Tom Kohler-Cadmore (Yorkshire), Dan Lawrence (Essex), Jack Leach (Somerset), Liam Livingstone (Lancashire), Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire), Dawid Malan (Yorkshire), Eoin Morgan (Middlesex), Craig Overton (Somerset), Jamie Overton (Somerset), Matt Parkinson (Lancashire), Ollie Pope (Surrey), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Ollie Robinson (Sussex), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), Phil Salt (Sussex), Dom Sibley (Warwickshire), Ben Stokes (Durham), Olly Stone (Warwickshire), Reece Topley (Surrey), James Vince (Hampshire), Amar Virdi (Surrey), David Willey (Yorkshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Mark Wood (Durham)




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