Kieswetter to face Steelbacks

England one-day wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter will be in the Somerset side to face the Steelbacks at the County Ground tomorrow evening.

The 24-year-old has been released by the England selectors to gain some match practice prior to the series with Australia.

Middlesex duo Steven Finn and Eoin Morgan have also been given permission to play for Middlesex in their Friends Life t20 clash with Kent at Canterbury while Ravi Bopara and Alastair Cook will turn out for Essex against the tourists in their 50-over fixture at Chelmsford.

The five-match series with Australia, for which England have named an unchanged 14-man squad, gets under way at Lord’s on Friday.