The captain of Nottinghamshire has been handed the chance to lead his country.
Steven Mullaney will lead England Lions in their 50-over tri-Series against India A and West Indies A.
The 31-year-old will skipper four matches between 22nd June and 29th June — aiming to reach the final at the Kia Oval on 2 July.
Mullaney’s selection came after he led the North to a 2-1 victory in the North-South Series in the Caribbean in the spring.
He followed that with excellent form for his county at the start of the 2018 season.
The right-handed batsman has centuries in both the Specsavers County Championship and Royal London One-Day Cup in 2018 — and has captained the Green and Golds astutely in both formats.
Mullaney said: “I’m delighted to get recognition from some of the performances I have put in this year, and also from what I did in the North-South series.
“The selectors think I deserve this opportunity at this present time, and it’s one I hope I can grab with both hands.”
The first Lions match is against India at the 3aaa County Ground, Derby, on 22nd June.
Mullaney will miss Championship matches against Essex and Worcestershire.