Jennings skippers Lions against South Africa 'A'

Jennings skippers Lions against South Africa 'A'

Jennings skippers Lions against South Africa

Keaton Jennings will again captain England Lions in the upcoming four-day match against their South African counterparts at the Spitfire Ground, Canterbury (21-24 June).

Jennings, who skippered the side on the tour to Sri Lanka, continues in the role as he targets a berth in the Test squad against South Africa next month.

He also captained them on tour in Dubai at the end of last year, scoring a century in his first match before receiving a call-up to the full national side after two matches.

The left-hander then scored a memorable hundred against India in his first innings before adding a half century in his second Test.

As a consequence of his Lions call-up, he will miss Durham's Specsavers County Championship match against Glamorgan starting next Monday, 19 June.

Jennings could be re-united at the top of the order with ex-Durham man Mark Stoneman, who receives his first Lions call-up, though the pair have stiff competition in Lancashire's Haseeb Hameed & Middlesex's Nick Gubbins.

A separate Lions squad will be named next week for a three-day match at Worcester starting on 29 June.

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