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MCC players in performance squad

MCC graduates including Alex Hales and Toby Roland-Jones will spend time on England Performance Programmes this winter.

Hales, a former MCC Young Cricketer, is already scheduled to tour India with the full squad for the one off Twenty20 international in October, after making his England debut this summer.

He will also now spend three weeks on a training programme in Loughborough in November, before heading to India for a training camp.

Full squads

The squad is made up of promising young players, many of whom have been involved with the England Lions team in recent years.

Several, including Jos Buttler, James Taylor, Scott Borthwick, Jonathan Bairstow, Chris Woakes, Ajmal Shahzad and Ireland international Boyd Rankin, are capped at full ODI level.

Recent players to have passed through the scheme include Jade Dernbach, Steven Finn and Craig Kieswetter, who are all established England internationals.


In addition to the main performance squad, a further 13 players have been included in a Potential England Performance Programme.

Of these Jigar Naik of Leicestershire and Middlesex’s Toby Roland-Jones also attended one of the six MCC Universities (opens in a new window).

Naik, an off-spinner who studied at Loughborough, had a breakthrough summer in first class cricket, helping Leicestershire to the Twenty20 Cup trophy.

Seamer Roland-Jones, a former Leeds/Bradford MCCU cricketer, played a significant role as Middlesex stormed to the LV County Championship division two title.

Both will attend a training camp at Loughborough before jetting off to Sri Lanka for a three week trip.

Naik, 27, will then attend a seven-week match play element, also in Sri Lanka, while 22-year-old Roland-Jones will attend a fast bowling camp in India.
England Performance Squad
Name County
Jonathan Bairstow
Scott Borthwick
Danny Briggs
Nathan Buck
Jos Buttler
Alex Hales
James Harris
Simon Kerrigan
Tom Maynard
Stuart Meaker
Boyd Rankin
Joe Root
Jason Roy
Ajmal Shahzad
James Taylor
James Vince
Chris Woakes

Potential England Performance Squad
Name County
Moeen Ali
Moin Ashraf
Karl Brown
Varun Chopra
Matthew Coles
Matthew Dunn
Tymel Mills
Jigar Naik
Stephen Parry
Toby Roland-Jones
Alex Wakely
Luke Wells
Adam Wheater

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