Plunkett in for Jones in England's Pakistan touring squad
by AFP

Player:LE Plunkett, SP Jones
Event:England in Pakistan 2005/06

DateLine: 12th October 2005


Durham's Liam Plunkett has been called up to replace Simon Jones in England's Test squad for the tour of Pakistan.


The 20-year-old fast bowler, who had already been named in the one-day squad, earns his call-up after Jones was ruled out with an ankle injury.


Chairman of selectors David Graveney said: "This is an excellent opportunity and underlines his potential."


"I've tried to perform well this year and to now be in the England Test squad is fantastic," said Plunkett.


"Just to be a part of the Test squad is massive for me.


"Even if I don't get to play in a Test match while I'm in Pakistan I'll learn so much from being around such a quality group of players," he added.


Meanwhile, Chris Tremlett's fitness will continue to be assessed as he seeks to overcome a knee injury.

(Article: Copyright © 2005 AFP)


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