Assessing the England Performance Squad to Travel to Australia

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Assessing the England Performance Squad to Travel to Australia
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All smiles: ECB Performance Director David Parsons, right, will be closely monitoring those players selected in the England Performance Squad to tour Australia this winter

England announced a 16-man Performance Programme squad last month to act as backup to their main Ashes Test party, and we are here to run the rule over the next batch of potential stars.

The squad leave for Australia on Nov. 14, and they will play three-day fixtures in both Brisbane and Perth, as well as undertaking both training and conditioning work while Down Under.

There are just four members of the party with international experience with England, spinners Danny Briggs and Simon Kerrigan, wicketkeeper Jos Butler and paceman Chris Jordan.

Meanwhile, both Durham’s Mark Wood and Somerset’s Jamie Overton will remain behind in the UK to concentrate on strength and conditioning work.

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