Matt Parkinson took 25 wickets within the T20 Blast this yr, and an extra 18 within the One-Day Cup

Lancashire leg-spinner Matt Parkinson will miss this winter’s England Lions tour of the UAE after scans revealed a stress fracture in his again.

The 22-year-old took 59 wickets in all codecs in 2018, and had been named in each the four-day and limited-overs squads to face Pakistan A.

He has been changed by Sussex left-arm spinner Danny Briggs.

“It is an actual disgrace for Matt that he is compelled to overlook the tour,” stated Lions head coach Andy Flower.

“He’ll see a spinal specialist this week as we attempt to decide the total extent of his harm.

“It does present a chance for Danny to show what he can do. He is a confirmed performer at county stage and, like Matt, he had a powerful summer time.”

Briggs, 27, took 57 wickets throughout all three codecs for Sussex final season.

England Lions tour of UAE
Nov 18-21: 4-day match v Pakistan A, Abu Dhabi
Nov 25 – Dec 5: 5 50-over matches v Pakistan A, Abu Dhabi
December 7 & 8: Two T20 matches v Pakistan A, Abu Dhabi


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