Hampshire captain James Vince has been called into England’s squad for the third and deciding one-day international against India at Headingley on Tuesday.
The England and Wales Cricket Board said Sunday that Vince’s call-up would allow Dawid Malan to play for the Lions, England’s A side, in their four-day match against India A in Worcester starting on Monday.
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In addition, 2019 World Cup hosts England have also released Surrey paceman Sam Curran from their ODI squad to play for the Lions.
Vince, 27, has played 13 Tests and five one-day internationals but has yet to nail down a place in the England side despite impressing at county level.
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England, the world’s top-ranked ODI team, levelled their three-match 50-over series against India at 1-1 with an 86-run win at Lord’s on Saturday that featured a century from star batsman Joe Root.
The Lions match comes ahead of England’s five-Test series against India starting at Edgbaston on August 1.
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Alastair Cook, England’s all-time leading Test run-scorer but no longer a white-ball international cricketer, has been included in the Lions side as has seam-bowling all-rounder Chris Woakes.
Surrey opener Rory Burns will captain the team at New Road.
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