Robson and Lyth to open for Lions

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Published: Sunday 4th January 2015 by The News Editor

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Sam Robson and Adam Lyth will open the batting when England Lions begin their tour of South Africa with a three-day game against an Invitational XI in Soweto on Monday.

The selection of Middlesex batsman Robson means Lyth’s Yorkshire team-mate and opening partner at county level, Alex Lees, will drop down the order to number three.

Jonathan Trott will captain a side which includes a strong pace attack of Liam Plunkett, Boyd Rankin, Jack Brooks and Mark Wood. Adil Rashid completes the bowling line-up as a leg-spinning all-rounder.

Jonny Bairstow will keep wicket as one of five players in the side who have can boast Test experience with England.

England Lions team: Lyth (Yorkshire), Robson (Middlesex), Lees (Yorkshire), Trott (Warwickshire, capt), Vince (Hampshire), Bairstow (Yorkshire, wk), Rashid (Yorkshire), Plunkett (Yorkshire), Wood (Durham), Rankin (Warwickshire), Brooks (Yorkshire).

Published: Sunday 4th January 2015 by The News Editor

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