England cricket board has revealed 16-member squad for three twenty20 internationals against South Africa just after completion of ICC Champions Trophy 2017. Five English cricketers get a chance to be a part of the national roster. Liam Livingstone, Mason Crane, Dawid Malan, Tom Curran and Craig Overton are 5 new uncapped players in England T20 team.
England’s national selector James Whitaker said, “With five uncapped players selected, there is undoubted talent coming through the system and we are excited to see some of these players showcase their skills at the highest level. Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Tom Curran and Craig Overton have impressed for the England Lions over the past 12 months and have transferred their skills across all formats, in particular with their respective counties.”
Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid and Jake Ball will not be a part of England vs South Africa T20I series as all these players have been released from the roster and can play for their respective counties.
Whitaker said, “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. The squad has an exciting blend of youth and experience and we are looking forward to a competitive series against strong opposition.”
England T20I team vs SA
Eoin Morgan (Captain), Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Mason Crane, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Craig Overton, Liam Plunkett, Jason Roy, David Willey, Mark Wood.
The first match of series will be played on 21 June at Southampton meanwhile other twenty20s will take place on 23 and 25 at Taunton and Cardiff respectively.
What do you think about England’s T20 roster for South Africa series? Can England win twenty20s against Proteas?