Kent star called up to the England Lions squad to face West Indies.

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Matt Coles has been named in a 12-man England Lions squad to face West Indies.

Coles has been in sparkling form for Kent this season notching his maiden century, and being at the centre of his side’s bowling attack.

He is the only player in the squad uncapped at England Lions level, having spent the winter on the Potential England Performance Programme in Loughborough and Chennai before being added to the Lions squad for the final stages of the tour.

James Taylor will captain a side that includes Michael Carberry and Samit Patel who have both represented England at Test level. Nine of the squad toured Bangladesh or Sri Lanka with England Lions last winter with Carberry, Nick Compton and Ben Stokes also included.

Coles said: “It is a tremendous honour to be selected for the Lions squad. I know I have a lot of hard work to do, but I am looking forward to being involved fully in the set up after having had some experience in the winter. My first priority at the moment is to concentrate on the job I have to do in the current game.”

National Selector, Geoff Miller, said: “West Indies will no doubt be challenging opposition and this fixture will present an opportunity for players to show that they are capable of taking the next step and representing England at Test level in the future.”

The fixture takes place in Northampton starting on May 10.

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