Ed Hossell in England VI squad

VI England v India

Somerset’s Ed Hossell has been included in the 15- man Visually Impaired (VI) team for their upcoming series against Australia in the New Year.

The England VI team will travel down under in January and will be led by ECB’s Disability cricketer of the year Luke Sugg (T20 Captain) along with Matt Dean (ODI Captain). The series, which will be staged in Adelaide, runs from January 22nd to January 31th and comprises five 40 over matches and three T20s.

Since the VI team’s last international series against India earlier in the year, there have been a number of personnel changes with Amit Amin (London Metro) and Mark Bond (London Metro) returning to the squad after narrowly missing selection for the India series. Mark Turnham is also recalled after five years away from the game and promising new member Amin Afshari (Kent) is set to make his debut in Adelaide.

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Head Coach Ross Hunter said: “This is the strongest team that I have had the pleasure to select. The players have been chosen based on the quality of their skill, their commitment to self-improvement and their devotion to the team. There were some very difficult decisions and some very good cricketers unfortunately missed out. It is with pleasure that we have welcomed players back to the squad and given opportunities to some exciting new prospects. A series between England and Australia is always going to be tough, the players are looking forward to the challenge.”

England Visually Impaired Team

Matt Dean (London Metro, ODI Captain)

Luke Sugg (Warwickshire Bears, T20 captain)

Amin Afshari (Kent Spitfires)

Amit Amin (London Metro)

Peter Blueitt  (Yorkshire VICC)

Mark Bond (London Metro)

Rob Comber (Kent Spitfires)

Dan Field (Sussex Sharks)

Justin Hollingsworth (Warwickshire Bears)

Ed Hossell (Somerset VICC)

Hassan Khan (London Metro)

Mahomed Khatri (Warwickshire Bears)

Si Ledwith (Sussex Sharks)

James Millard (Sussex Sharks)

Mark Turnham (Warwickshire VICC)


Visually Impaired v Australia Series Fixture

Date Opposition Format Venue
22.01.16 Australia VI T20 Park 25, Adelaide
23.01.16 Australia VI ODI Park 25, Adelaide
24.01.16 Australia VI ODI Park 25, Adelaide
26.01.16 Australia VI ODI Park 25, Adelaide
27.01.16 Australia VI ODI Park 25, Adelaide
29.01.16 Australia VI ODI Park 25, Adelaide
30.01.16 Australia VI T20 Park 25, Adelaide
31.01.16 Australia VI T20 Park 25, Adelaide