Uncapped Derbyshire left-arm paceman Mark Footitt was included in England’s 14-man squad announced on Thursday for a pre-Ashes training camp in Spain.
The camp, which will take place for four days from June 27, will also provide the England squad, led by Test skipper Alastair Cook, with a chance to meet their new Australian coach, Trevor Bayliss.
“We think it’s important that both players and management likely to be involved in the early stages of the Ashes have a chance to meet the new coach and fully understand his approach prior to meeting up for the start of the Test series,” said director of cricket Andrew Strauss, in an England and Wales Cricket Board statement.
Footitt apart, the squad led by Test captain Alastair Cook is made up of players who have all featured at some stage during New Zealand’s tour of England.
Published in The Express Tribune, June 19th, 2015.
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