Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer made a return as England announced their squad for the upcoming series against Australia. Both teams will lock horns in T20Is followed by the same number of ODIs starting from September 4.
Meanwhile, Test skipper Joe Root continues to remain away from the shorter format as the selectors only considered him for the ODIs. On the other hand, all-rounder Dawid Willey didn’t find a place in both the squads.
England announce squad for Australia series
The selectors have also brought the frontline seamers back in the side. They have drafted Sam Curran and Mark Wood in both the squads while Chris Woakes makes it to the 50-over team. As a result, Saqib Mahmood had made his way out and found a spot among the ODI reserves along with Liam Livingstone.
Meanwhile, Jason Roy continues to recover from the side strain; however, will remain in the bio bubble. On the other hand, Ben Stokes continues to remain unavailable as he is currently with his father, who recently suffered from brain cancer. England and Wales Cricket (ECB) has granted indefinite compassionate leave.
The Three Lions have finally managed to include all the frontline players in their limited-overs squad. Eoin Morgan had recently pointed out that lack of first XI cricketers in the team might hurt their preparation for the T20 World Cup next year in India.
The T20I series will take place at The Ageas Bowl on September 4, 6 and 8. Old Trafford will host the ODI leg with the matches on September 11, 13 and 16.
T20I Squad: Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonathan Bairstow, Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood
Reserves: Liam Livingstone, Saqib Mahmood
ODI Squad: Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonathan Bairstow, Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood
Reserves: Joe Denly, Saqib Mahmood