Sussex star Danny Briggs has been called in by England Lions.

He replaces Matt Parkinson on the trip to UAE after routine scans found a stress fracture in the Lancashire leg-spinner’s back.

Left-armer Briggs has played eight internationals for the full England side, last appearing in 2014.

He impressed in various aspects of the game, and across the formats, for Sussex last season.

Andy Flower said: "It's a real shame for Matt that he's forced to miss the tour. He had a fine summer for Lancashire and his selection was just reward for the ability that he's shown.

"He's been shut down from bowling and he'll see a spinal specialist this week as we try to determine the full extent of his injury.

"It does provide an opportunity for Danny to demonstrate what he can do. He's a proven performer at county level and, like Matt, he had an impressive summer across all forms of the game."

The trip kicks off with a four-day match against Pakistan A, starting on November 18.

The two teams then lock horns in a five-match 50-overs series followed by two Twenty20 contests, all to be played in either Abu Dhabi or Dubai.