Jason Roy misses out as England announce squad for T20 World Cup
England have named their 15-member squad for the upcoming ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2022, commencing 16 October, in Australia.
Jason Roy isn’t included in the 15-man squad because to England’s preference for Phil Salt, who made his T20I debut earlier this year, after a terrible run for his country’s side and in The Hundred. Since the final T20 World Cup in the UAE in 2021, Roy has played in 11 T20 Internationals, earning 206 runs at an average of 18.72.
The biggest shocker that came was the ruling out of Jonny Bairstow. The English batter was part of the team but was injured accidentally while playing golf. A decision will be made soon regarding Bairstow’s replacement.
Salt’s inclusion in the ongoing tournament The Hundred is recognition for his impressive domestic performance. Currently ranked No. 2 with 313 runs in eight games, averaging 44.71, he is one of the best run scorers.
Jos Buttler, who replaced Eoin Morgan, who announced his retirement from international cricket earlier this year, is leading the squad in its first major tournament.
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After contributing to England’s recent series against South Africa, Dawid Malan is also called back. The left-hander, who will replace Morgan on a like-for-like basis. And has a strike rate of 148.27 in T20 Internationals this season. With 358 runs at a 59.66 average, he is currently The Hundred’s leading run scorer.
Tymal Mills, the leading wicket-taker from the last season until his injury ended the campaign. And also has been left out of the starting lineup. But has been included as a travelling reserve along with Liam Dawson and Richard Gleeson.
The ECB have confirmed that seamers Mark Wood and Chris Woakes have recovered from their respective injuries. And have also been named in the 15-strong squad.
The team will kick off the 2022 season on October 22 against Afghanistan in Perth with the goal of improving on their semi-final appearance at the T20 World Cup from the previous year.
Jordan Cox, Tom Helm, Will Jacks, Olly Stone, and Luke Wood are among the five uncapped players. In England’s 19-member squad for the Pakistan tour before to the T20 World Cup.
Their squads for the Australia series are the same as the one they’ve named for the T20 World Cup.
England ICC Men’s T20 World Cup Squad: Jos Buttler (Captain), Moeen Ali, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.
Travelling Reserves: Liam Dawson, Richard Gleeson, Tymal Mills.