YORKSHIRE batsman Harry Brook has been added to the England Lions squad for their tour of Australia.

Brook replaces Warwickshire batsman Dominic Sibley, who has decided to spend the winter working on his batting at home in a bid to regain England selection.

The touring party will depart on the 4 November along with the Test specialists selected in the Ashes squad.

The Lions will be in camp alongside the England Ashes squad and will play two intra-squad matches (1 × 3-day and 1 × 4-day matches) in Queensland. They will also take on Australia A in a four-day match. Dates and venues are still to be confirmed. The party will return home on 16 December.

In other news, Harry Brook’s sensational season has been recognised after scooping four end of season awards, including the coveted 2021 Members’ Player of the Year.

Batter Brook was recognised by his peers and awarded the 2021 Players’ Player of the Year. The 22-year-old has also walked away with the Young Player of the Year award and Fielder of the Year.

It has been a year to remember for Brook who received a staggering 62% of the members votes. Brook fired across the red ball and white ball competitions in 2021, scoring two centuries and five half centuries in First-Class cricket.

In the Vitality Blast, Brook scored 675 runs, averaging 69.42 over 13 matches. Away from Yorkshire, the batsman was formidable in the inaugural The Hundred competition, averaging 47.25 across the five matches.

The young gun was also recognised for his fielding, taking nine catches in the Vitality Blast and 17 in First-Class cricket.