Aiden Markram says the team is focused on their own game and not on an England Lions team that has two England Test players in their ranks.
Keaton Jennings, who has represented England in two Test matches and has a hundred against India to his name, will captain the Lions. Opening batsman Haseeb Hameed has turned out on three occasions for the Test side and has two fifties to his name.
Despite the presence of internationals, the 22-year-old skipper remained unfazed about facing them.
We haven’t looked too much into their side,’ he added.
‘We’ve focused more on what we as a team need to do to get our competitive juices flowing. Bringing energy and sharpness will be key.’
Markram says the side is raring to go after putting the Sussex result behind them and looking at areas where they can improve their performance against England.
‘Preparations have gone well since Sussex,’ he said.
‘We’ve had some good team chats and a few good net sessions. There’s definitely more energy amongst the guys, which is what I believed we lacked last week against Sussex.
‘The Lions are a good side and there’s a few guys from them who have played at the highest level,’ he said.
‘‘So we definitely will be up for the fight and come Wednesday, I think the squad will be in a really good space.’
The one-off unofficial Test takes place from 21-24 June.