England opener Jason Roy has been included in the England ODI squad that has been announced for the Australia series. Roy has missed the T20I series against Pakistan and Australia due to a side strain. He has also pulled out of the IPL as well.
Meanwhile, Dawid Malan, who pipped Babar Azam to the top spot in T20I rankings has been added to the reserves along with Saqib Mehmood and Phil Salt. Missing from the squad is Joe Denly who will be back at Kent to play in the Vitality Blast.
Jason Roy added to the ODI squad for Australia series
England skipper Eoin Morgan who was rested from the final T20I against Australia with an injured finger is expected to be fit in time to lead the side in the first game.
Jos Buttler too will play the first game, given he passes the fitness Test for COVID-19 upon his return to the bubble.cHe was allowed to leave the bubble after the second T20I against Australia.
“Jos will be back in the bubble to join us in Manchester, baring Test results. He should be available to play. Eoin, obviously good news around his finger, and touch wood he’ll be fit as well. Malan has come in as a reserve, Roy has come through fit so he will join the squad and obviously Salt has come in as a reserve as well,” confirmed coach Chris Silverwood.
England were at their absolute best against Australia in the T20Is. While Buttler, Bairstow and Malan performed with the bat, the likes of Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan, Tom Curran and Adil Rashid performed with the ball.
Though they lost the final T20I, with Buttler and Morgan missing, England will be the team that will be more confident of winning the series.
All three ODIs will be played in Manchester with the first of them on September 11, Friday. The next two matches will be played on Sunday (September 13) and Wednesday (September 16).
England ODI Squad: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood