England Lions captain James Taylor has been added to the England and Wales Cricket Board's 27-man performance squad for this summer.
The Nottinghamshire batsman caught the eye once again with a hundred in last week's tour match against West Indies at Northampton.
"James is a talented young player and we feel that his performances this season, including an impressive innings for England Lions last week, merit inclusion in the England Performance Squad," said national selector Geoff Miller.
The England Performance Squad (EPS) is chosen by the England selectors who are able to name up to 30 players in the squad.
The addition of Taylor means 27 players have now been selected and the squad comprises 13 centrally contracted players, four players who have been awarded increment contracts and 10 other players all of whom have been capped at senior international level.
Performance squad: Andrew Strauss (Middlesex), Alastair Cook (Essex), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), James Anderson (Lancashire), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Ian Bell (Warwickshire), Ravi Bopara (Essex), Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire), Danny Briggs (Hampshire), Jos Buttler (Somerset), Steven Davies (Surrey), Jade Dernbach (Surrey), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Craig Kieswetter (Somerset), Eoin Morgan (Middlesex), Stuart Meaker (Surrey), Graham Onions (Durham), Monty Panesar (Sussex), Samit Patel (Nottinghamshire), Kevin Pietersen (Surrey), Matt Prior (Sussex), Ben Stokes (Durham), Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire), James Taylor (Nottinghamshire), James Tredwell (Kent), Chris Tremlett (Surrey), Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire).