James Sales has been named in England’s Young Lions Under 19 squad for the upcoming tour to Sri Lanka.
The five-match limited-over series is part of England’s preparation ahead of the ICC Men’s Under-19 Cricket World Cup in the Caribbean starting in January.
Sales had previously been named in England’s Under 19 squad to take on the West Indies U19 in September, but was recalled to make his first-class debut for Northamptonshire in the LV= Insurance County Championship.
The England Team will arrive in Sri Lanka on Monday 22 November 2021 and play five ODIs at the Singhalese Sports Club Cricket Ground, Colombo starting on Tuesday 30 November. All matches and practice sessions will be conducted in a bio-secure environment.
Young Lions Head Coach Richard Dawson believed the tour was a great opportunity for the squad.
“We are looking forward to touring Sri Lanka in what should be a challenging and exciting five-match ODI series.” Dawson said.
“It’s a great opportunity for our squad to experience touring the sub-continent. It will give them a chance to play in a pressurised environment against their international peers in unfamiliar conditions.”
“This trip is an integral part of their future development and will also provide good preparation leading into the ICC Men’s U19s World Cup in the Caribbean starting in January 2022.”
1st ODI – Sri Lanka v England, Tuesday 30 November 2021, SSC Ground, Colombo
2nd ODI – Sri Lanka v England, Friday 3 December 2021, SSC Ground, Colombo
3rd ODI – Sri Lanka v England, Sunday 5 December 2021, SSC Ground, Colombo
4th ODI – Sri Lanka v England, Wednesday 8 December 2021, SSC Ground, Colombo
5th ODI – Sri Lanka v England, Friday 10 December 2021, SSC Ground, Colombo