Cricket Web Logo
Cricket Coach 2014 - Order Now
Cricket Web Logo
Australia Bangladesh Bermuda Canada England India Ireland Kenya Netherlands New Zealand Pakistan Scotland South Africa Sri Lanka West Indies Zimbabwe
 
Yardy to lead England A
02 Jan 2007
By: Neil Pickup


Sussex all-rounder Michael Yardy has been named as captain of an experimental England A squad ahead of a six-match tour of Bangladesh.

Yardy, 25, has played five One-Day Internationals for England, but failed to make the squad for the Commonwealth Bank series in Australia following a disappointing ICC Champions Trophy.

Yardy is joined in the squad by another Sussex batsman with International experience, Matthew Prior. Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad and Alex Loudon all bring ODI caps on tour, and seamer Graham Onions trained with the England squad during the summer of 2006.

Worcestershire's highly-rated 20-year-old Steven Davies will take the gloves, whilst Tom Smith and leg-spinner Adil Rashid both graduate from the England Under 19 side.

The batting lineup includes several surprise names alongside Ravi Bopara, with both Owais Shah and Robert Key overlooked. Michael Carberry, already at his third county without ever figuring highly in the domestic averages, is joined by a Will Jefferson -deemed surplus to Essex requirements in the summer - whilst Nick Compton has struggled to emerge from his famous grandfather's shadow.

None of these picks, however, qualify as the most surprising callup. That honour goes to the selection of Danish-born quick bowler Amjad Khan, who received British citizenship in the summer.

Full Squad
*Michael Yardy (Sussex)
Ravi Bopara (Essex)
Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire)
Stuart Broad (Leicestershire)
Michael Carberry (Hampshire)
Nick Compton (Middlesex)
+Steven Davies (Worcestershire)
Will Jefferson (Nottinghamshire)
Amjad Khan (Kent)
Alex Loudon (Warwickshire)
Graham Onions (Durham)
+Matthew Prior (Sussex)
Adil Rashid (Yorkshire)
Tom Smith (Lancashire)

Discuss this news item in the Cricket Web Forums
Recent Cricket Chat Threads
***Official*** India in England 2014
Last posted by: Viscount Tom
Stats draft-2014
Last posted by: kyear2
Odd One Out
Last posted by: weldone
Ian Chappell's Latest Whinge
Last posted by: Burgey
Ajmal Action Reported.
Last posted by: indiaholic
*Official* Pakistan in Sri Lanka 2014
Last posted by: OverratedSanity
Clash of the titans, Dhoni vs Bevan
Last posted by: harsh.ag
Poll
Do you think enough Test cricket is being played?
Too much Test cricket
The right amount is being played
No there should be more



View Results
Previous Polls