England summer plans gather pace with 55 players named in training squad

No place for Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett or Jamie Porter Dan Lawrence, Will Jacks and Henry Brookes included England’s ambitious plan to stage international cricket in biosecure conditions this summer moved a step closer on Friday when the selectors named 55 players who are now back in training and under consideration. This enlarged group, one that covers all formats and includes 14 uncapped rookies, was intended to be announced alongside confirmed fixtures and venues for the initial three-Test series against West Indies in July. Continue reading...