Two young cricketing enthusiasts from Abbots Langley will have the opportunity to meet their heroes this week.
Azan Ashraf and Ella Broomfield, both aged 10 and members of Abbots Langley Cricket Club, have been chosen as the England team’s mascot for tonight’s T20 international and Thursday’s One Day International against Sri Lanka.
Azan will be the mascot for tonight's T20 international and Ella will join Alistair Cook and his team on Thursday for the One Day International at the Kia Oval, London.
Both children will meet the players and join the captains for the coin toss before the game.
Ella was selected after impressing coaches at a Chance to Shine session at Abbots Langley Primary School.
Azan was selected after his enthusiasm for the game impressed coaches during a cricket session at Chambersbury Primary School, Hemel Hempstead.
Sam Rose, Cricket Development Consultant for West Hertfordshire said "This has been a fantastic opportunity to provide two individuals with the chance of a lifetime which will hopefully inspire them to stay involved in cricket for many years.
"It is a great success story of how sport and cricket in general can inspire young people to want to participate in sport through sessions within schools that chance to shine delivers. We hope Azan and Ella thoroughly enjoy their day and continue to play cricket in years to come."