Hong Kong Sixes, October 2005 October 12, 2005

Croft to lead England side

Cricinfo staff

Glamorgan's captain Robert Croft will lead England in the Hong Kong Sixes.

Croft takes over from his former Glamorgan team-mate Matthew Maynard, who led England to victory in last year's tournament. Only three players are retained from the victorious side - Kabir Ali, Darren Maddy and Dimitri Mascarenhas. Chris Read, who was left out of the senior squad to Pakistan, may not have been placated by a trip to Hong Kong as wicketkeeper. Croft's Glamorgan team-mate Alex Wharf and Leicestershire's Darren Maddy complete the seven-man squad.

England have been drawn with Hong Kong, Sri Lanka and Australia in their pool. The two-day tournament starts on October 22.

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