Westley links up with England Lions in Dubai


Essex batsman Tom Westley has linked up with England Lions in Dubai in the past week looking to build on an impressive 2016 season.

The tour will include three 50-over matches against the United Arab Emirates at the ICC Academy and a three-day match against Afghanistan in Sharjah.

This winter’s tour will have a focus on both white ball and red ball cricket and Westley is certainly a man who can perform in all formats.

He scored 1217 Specsavers County Championship runs, 403 NatWest T20 Blast runs and 274 Royal London One-Day Cup runs throughout the season.

Westley’s off-spin has also become a more than useful asset which could easily be utilised on the dry pitches in the UAE.