England has announced their 16-man squad for the upcoming three-match T20I series against Pakistan. The captain, Eoin Morgan, along with other first-team squad members, have returned to the team after completing their isolation period.
Saqib Mahmood, Lewis Gregory, and Matt Parkinson have been included in the T20I team after the trio put impressive performances in the ODI series against the Men in Green. The three players were not part of the initial ODI squad, but after the COVID-19 outbreak in the English team, these three, along with 15 new players, were called upon to the makeshift England squad.
Hard-hitting wicket-keeper batsman, Jos Buttler, has also been called up to the squad after recovering from a long-standing injury.
The all-rounder, Ben Stokes, has been left out of the squad. Stokes was instated as the emergency captain, cutting his injury rehabilitation period short.
England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have also announced the former all-rounder, Paul Collingwood, as the acting Head Coach instead of Chris Silverwood, who has decided to take a break for a few weeks.
Here is the 16-man England squad:
|Eoin Morgan (c)||Moeen Ali||Johnny Bairstow||Jake Ball|
|Tom Banton||Jos Buttler||Tom Curran||Lewis Gregory|
|Chris Jordan||Liam Livingstone||Saqib Mahmood||Dawid Malan|
|Matt Parkinson||Adil Rashid||Jason Roy||David Willey|