Ahead of the 3-match Test series against the West Indies, England’s national cricket selectors on Wednesday announced a group of 30 players who will undergo training behind closed doors.
The group of 30 players will now take part in the camp. This camp will be held at the Ageas Bowl on 23 June before the first Test against the West Indies. The group will train with a different Red Ball management team in the Ageas Bowl. All these players will participate in a three-day practice match on July 1. After this match, the team will be announced for the first Test.
The England and Wales Cricket Board has also added three-county coaches to the team in preparation for the Test series against the West Indies. This includes Glenn Chapple, Richard Dawson, and Matt Walker. The three are the head coaches of Lancashire, Gloucestershire, and Kent respectively in County cricket.
🚨 BREAKING NEWS 🚨
We have named a 30-strong behind-closed-doors training group ahead of our first men's Test against @windiescricket 👇
— England Cricket (@englandcricket) June 17, 2020
The three coaches will join the team from Tuesday at Southampton’s Ageas Bowl. Here only the first match of the Test series will be played from 8 July. The second and third Tests will be played at Old Trafford where the West Indies team is preparing. During this series, players will undergo regular COVID-19 tests due to the Coronavirus epidemic.
England Squad for training
Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jofra Archer, Jonathan Bairstow, Dominic Bess, James Bracey, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Sam Curran, Joe Denly, Ben Foakes, Lewis Gregory, Keaton Jennings, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Saqib Mahmood, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Matthew Parkinson, Ollie Pope, Ollie Robinson, Joe Root, Dom Sibley, Ben Stokes, Olly Stone, Amar Virdi, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.
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