Five uncapped names in England T20I squad

Five uncapped names in England T20I squad

England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced 16-man squad for England’s three-match home T20I series against South Africa which starts after Champions Trophy. The squad includes five uncapped players.

Joe Root, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Jake Ball and Ben Stokes will play the inaugural day-night round of County Championship from June 26-29. Tymal Mills has missed out due to injury.

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Liam Livingstone and Mason Crane have won first call-ups, while Dawid Malan, Tom Curran and Craig Overton are also included included in the side.

Jonny Bairstow will be available for the first two matches, while Mark Wood will be available for the first T20I. Craig Overton is picked for the last two games.

“The T20 series against South Africa presents us with an opportunity to incorporate several players who have come through the talent pathway into the senior group,” James Whitaker, England’s national selector, said. “The squad has an exciting blend of youth and experience and we are looking forward to a competitive series against strong opposition.”

The T20I series between England and South Africa will begin on June 21 and will end on June 25.

England T20 squad: Eoin Morgan (capt), Jonny Bairstow (first two matches of series), Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Mason Crane, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Craig Overton (last two matches of series), Liam Plunkett, Jason Roy, David Willey, Mark Wood (first match of series)

-Ruffin, Correspondent, bdcrictime.com