The England Cricket Board has announced the T20I squad for the series against India and Australia. The biggest surprise is that Ben Stokes will miss out against both India and Australia due to a torn hamstring as he is going through rehabilitation.
England have been playing quite alright for the last month. After losing against Pakistan in the first test at Lord’s, they bounced back at Headingley to level the series one all. However, the English batting has not been clicking.
Apart from Alastair Cook and Joe Root, they have failed to find batsmen who can sweat it out in the middle. However, as soon as the white flannels went off and the coloured clothing came in, England have looked a completely different and rejuvenated side.
They have trumped Australia easily in the first 2 ODIs of the five match ODI series and are well on their way of another ODI series victory. Jason Roy has been in red-hot form as the opener slammed an explosive century in the second match.
After this series would get over, England would gear up to lock horns against Australia in a one-off T20. Following that match, the season between India and England will begin which will contain 3 T20Is, followed by 3 ODIs and a 5 match test series.
England have announced their squad for the one-off match against Australia and the three match T20 Series against India. The team would be led by Eoin Morgan.
The match against Australia will be played on 27th June, while the series against India will begin from 3rd July.
Here is the complete squad:
Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Jos Buttler (wk), Tom Curran, Sam Curran, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy and David Willey.