Gloucestershire head coach Richard Dawson to lead England Lions on tour of Australia

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England Lions celebrating a wicket against Australia A back in the summer - Getty Images Europe
England Lions celebrating a wicket against Australia A back in the summer - Getty Images Europe

Gloucestershire head coach Richard Dawson will lead the England Lions on their tour of Australia.

The former Yorkshire spinner has been selected to coach the team in their first games since Andy Flower stepped down from the role.

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Ex-England batsmen Marcus Trescothick and Jonathan Trott will be part of the coaching staff.

Trescothick will coach the batsmen for the five one-day games in February, with Trott taking over for the three four-day matches which includes a day-night clash with Australia A at Melbourne Cricket Ground.

Dawson said: "I'm excited for this opportunity to coach the England Lions, working alongside some excellent coaches.

"It will be a challenging tour and one that the coaches and players will all learn a great deal from. Australia is a testing place to tour as an England player, both on and off the field."

England and Wales Cricket Board performance director Mo Bobat said: "I'm delighted to have Richard on board. He's an excellent leader and provides great technical knowledge as a spin-bowling coach.

"Richard, Marcus and Jonathan all have experience of touring Australia with England as players so the advice they can pass on to our players will be invaluable."

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