EXCLUSIVE: Danny Briggs is out of the England Lions’ tour of Australia due to family reasons and after asking to be excused for November’s games
- Danny Briggs would have been with the reservists on November 4th
- He has a pre-arranged appointment that month, so he is not mentioned in the group
- Briggs helped Warwickshire to a double trophy in his debut season with Edgbaston
- He was richly rewarded on Wednesday with a contract extension of one year
Danny Briggs has requested an exemption from the England Lions’ tour of Australia for family reasons.
Briggs, 30, is said to have been one of the reserves traveling with the 17 Ashes rosters on Nov. 4, but has a prearranged appointment later that month, so will not feature in Thursday’s roster announcement.
The slow left-armer helped Warwickshire to a double trophy in his debut season with Edgbaston.
Danny Briggs asked to be exempted from England Lions tour of Australia for family reasons
He hit half a century in the win over Somerset to take the County Championship title, claiming 13 wickets at a cost of 17.43 runs each in his last four appearances.
He was rewarded on Wednesday with a one-year contract extension tying him to the Midlands province until the end of 2024.
There will be several other players with international caps in the Lions group to play two warm-up matches against England before the first Test in Brisbane on December 8, including Surrey goalkeeper Ben Foakes.
Briggs would have been one of the reserves traveling with the Ashes squads in November
Expected team: Tom Abell, Josh Bohannon, James Bracey, Brydon Carse, Mason Crane, Matt Fisher, Ben Foakes, Alex Lees, Saqib Mahmood, Liam Norwell, Matt Parkinson, Dom Sibley, Jamie Smith, Rob Yates.