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Eng vs SL 2021 – Chris Woakes, David Willey, Liam Dawson again in England T20I squad

2021-06-12 12:06:45

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Trio again in competition as England search cowl for Stokes, Archer and Topley

England have recalled Chris Woakes, David Willey and Liam Dawson to their T20I squad to face Sri Lanka later this month. Woakes has not performed T20 cricket for England since 2015 however is available in as one in all three modifications from the India tour in March, with Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer and Reece Topley dominated out by damage.

With the T20 World Cup scheduled for later this yr, England’s head coach Chris Silverwood mentioned he wished to take a look at “a few of our skilled gamers who haven’t featured at this degree for a while”. England have six T20Is scheduled this summer season, in addition to sequence in Bangladesh and Pakistan forward of the T20 World Cup, as they give the impression of being to pin down their plans for the event.

Woakes was a linchpin within the ODI aspect that gained the 50-over World Cup in 2019 in addition to being a daily candidate for the Take a look at staff, however has not featured in England’s T20I considering for a while – regardless of his involvement at IPL, the place he has performed for Kolkata Knight Riders, Royal Challengers Bangalore and Delhi Daredevils.

Willey, elevated final yr to Yorkshire’s T20 captaincy, final featured within the format at worldwide degree in 2019, shortly earlier than shedding out on a World Cup spot to Archer. He had claimed England’s second-best T20I figures – 4 for 7 in opposition to West Indies in St Lucia – just a few months beforehand, and performed each sport of their run to the 2016 World T20 ultimate.

Dawson’s most-recent England look got here in 2018 however he would have been a candidate for the white-ball excursions to South Africa and India over the winter had he not required surgical procedure on an Achilles damage.

Stokes is about to proceed his restoration from a fracture finger with Durham within the T20 Blast subsequent week, and will return for the T20I sequence with Pakistan in July. Archer had surgical procedure on his longstanding elbow downside final month and no timescale has been placed on his rehabilitation, whereas Topley was dominated out of the whole lot of the Blast after struggling a aspect pressure.

The recollects for Woakes, Willey and Dawson means no room for the likes of Saqib Mahmood, Lewis Gregory and Matt Parkinson, who’ve been on the fringes of choice over the past two years.

“With the T20 World Cup only some months away, this summer season is about perfecting our staff and proceed to progress on the sector,” Silverwood mentioned. “We wish to method each sequence with an inflow of gamers aiming to win each match and giving us the perfect preparation as we get nearer to the event.

“With a number of high-profile gamers lacking by damage, it permits me to take a look at a few of our skilled gamers who haven’t featured at this degree for a while. The likes of Chris Woakes and David Willey are very skilled cricketers, and to have them each within the combine is thrilling and reveals the depth of squad now we have obtainable.

“I need our staff to play an attacking type of the sport. I hope we will proceed to excite the England followers with our method.”

England’s gamers will assemble in Cardiff subsequent Saturday, forward of the primary of three T20Is beginning on June 23.

England squad: Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jonathan Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wooden

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