Let us inform that England has announced its 15-man squad for the T20 World Cup. Apart from Bairstow, Janus Roy will also not play in this big ICC tournament. Phil Salt has been included in the team in place of Jason Roy. Roy has not been included in the team due to poor form.
Wicket-keeper batsman Jos Buttler will lead the team in his first World Cup as captain. He will replace Eoin Morgan, who retired from international cricket earlier this year. Buttler is currently battling an injury and will not be leading England’s limited-overs tour of Pakistan. All-rounder Moeen Ali will lead the side against Babar Azam’s side in seven T20 Internationals.
However, the ECB is confident that Butler will be fully fit before the start of the World Cup. David Malan has also made a comeback after performing in England’s recent series against South Africa. The left-handed batsman, who has scored runs at a strike rate of 148.27 in T20s this year, has been named in the side in place of Morgan. He is also The Hundred’s current leading run-scorer with 358 runs at an average of 59.66.
At the same time, bowler Tymal Mills, who showed a great game in T20, has also not got a place in England’s T20 World Cup. However, he has been added as additional players along with Liam Dawson and Richard Gleason. Apart from this, Mark Wood and Chris Woakes have recovered from their respective injuries and have been kept in the 15-man strong squad.
England squad for T20 World Cup: Jos Buttler (captain), Moeen Ali, Jonathan Bairstow, Harry Brooke, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, David Malan, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood. Extra players: Tymal Mills, Liam Dawson and Richard Gleason.
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