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Taylor picked to lead Lions


England have named James Taylor as the captain of a 16-man Lions squad to tour Bangladesh next month, with Essex seamer Tymal Mills the surprise inclusion after just four first-class matches.

Taylor, who has swapped Leicestershire for Nottinghamshire during the close season, is one of six players with full England caps in the party, joining Alex Hales, Jos Buttler, Stuart Meaker, Scott Borthwick and Jonny Bairstow.

But it is the selection of left-arm seamer Mills that will attract much of the interest. The Yorkshire-born 19-year-old, who made his Championship debut in the summer, has played just six times in all formats for Essex.