On Tuesday, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) disclosed their T20 squad for the three-match T20I series against Pakistan that holds no player from the test squad playing the three-match test series against Pakistan currently.
No Test player named in T20I squad of England against Pakistan
Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) (captain), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire), Tom Banton (Somerset), Sam Billings (Kent), Tom Curran (Surrey), Joe Denly (Kent), Lewis Gregory (Somerset), Chris Jordan (Sussex), Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire), Dawid Malan (Yorkshire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), David Willey (Yorkshire).
Commenting on the selection of the squad, National Selector Ed Smith, said:
“In this crowded international summer, players who are currently in the Test match bio-secure bubble for the Pakistan Test series are not included in this squad. (The IT20s begin three days after the scheduled last day of the final Test). We want to give multi-format players some opportunity to rest and refresh, while still selecting strong squads for every series. We will announce the squad for the Australia T20 series at a later date.”
To be noted, ECB also earlier disclosed that they will be choosing different squads for different formats to rest the players. The test players will be resting meanwhile, a whole new team will play against Pakistan that is to be led by Eoin Morgan.
However, the squad for a T20I series against Australia, their arch-rivals, will be revealed later.
The sides will be seen in action for T20I series behind closed doors on the mentioned dates below:
28 Aug – 1st T20I, Old Trafford
30 Aug – 2nd T20I, Old Trafford
1 Sep – 3rd T20I, Old Trafford