Thursday 24 January 2013 

Rikki delighted to join England Lions squad for this winters' tour of Australia


Warwickshire player Rikki Clarke is set to join the England Lions Australia tour. Following a successful season at Warwickshire Rikki will join the England Lions squad on Tuesday and will be returning to the UK on the 3rd of March.

After arriving in Australia the squad will play Victoria in three one-day warm up games at the Junction Oval and the MCG in Melbourne.

Rikki said: “Delighted to have this opportunity - feel that my performances over the last three seasons I've warranted this opportunity. Still have big aspirations to play for the full international side and see this tour as a stepping stone towards that goal. I would like to thank everyone who has helped me at Warwickshire since arriving leading to me getting this chance. It will be great to meet up with Chopra and Wrighty out there and hopefully put in some good performances and continue the form I have shown for Warwickshire to date.” 

Also joining Rikki will be fellow Warwickshire players Varun Chopra and Chris Wright, who after their three day warm up will then play a five-game one-day series against the Australia A squad with games being played at the Blundstone Arena, Hobart, and the SCG, Sydney.

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