Fast bowling camp in Madras January 15, 2004

Lillee to help Steve Kirby and Kabir Ali

Wisden cricinfo staff

Steve Kirby and Kabir Ali have been selected by the ECB to attend a training camp run by Dennis Lillee in Madras next month.

Although both bowlers were involved in the ECB's Academy before Christmas, neither was chosen for any of England's forthcoming tours.

Kirby, 26, enjoyed a good season with Yorkshire last summer, taking 67 first-class wickets at 26.40. Worcestershire's Kabir Ali took 67 wickets at 23.16, and made his Test debut against South Africa at Headingley - but despite taking five wickets in the game he was dropped for the next match, and was rarely spoken about in the shake-up for England's senior tours this winter.