Hampshire's Reece Topley has been selected for this winter’s ECB International Pathway Pace Programme as part of his rehabilitation programme.

Topley, who has been restricted to three County Championship matches in his first two seasons with Hampshire, is recovering from his latest stress fracture of the back.

He will joined by Somerset Jamie Overton,who is also recovering from a back injury, former Hampshire left-armer Tom Barber, now of Middlesex, Paul Walter of Essex, and Leicestershire’s Zak Chappell.

The Programme will be led by Kevin Shine, the ECB’s lead fast-bowling coach, and he will be assisted by Matt Mason, the Worcestershire assistant and fast bowling coach.

In addition to the opportunity for warm-weather training in South Africa early next year at the High Performance Institute for Sport at North West University’s Potchefstroom campus, the bowlers will also make two trips to the Desert Springs resort in southern Spain.

After splitting their time between their counties and the Performance Centre through October and November, the Pace Programme will head for Spain from December 9-14, and again from February 27 – March 3, after their return from South Africa.

The Young Lions squad will also hold a three-day camp at Desert Springs next month before travelling to South Africa for a Tri-Series also including Namibia, and the Lions will prepare for their trip to West Indies early next year with a camp in Spain from January 20-25.

The first of the five ECB camps being held in Spain this winter will involve the England Women’s Academy, from October 19-26. England’s Physical Disability team are also planning a camp for next spring.