Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer return to England limited-overs squads for Australia series

Wicket-keeper Jos Buttler and pacer Jofra Archer make their return to the England’s ODI squad for upcoming series against Australia. The duo was rested for the T20I series against Pakistan after back-to-back Test matches this home summer.

Joe Root has not found a place in the T20I squad but has been named in limited-overs squad for England. Bowling all-rounder David Willey have retained his place in limited-overs squad for England.

All-rounder Chris Woakes also makes his return to the limited-overs setup after being rested for T20Is against Pakistan. Lancashire pacer Saqib Mahmood has been included in the reserve players for the series. Joe Denly is another player who has been included as reserve player for the limited-overs series.

Swashbuckling opener Jason Roy has been ruled out of the ODI series after suffering from side strain. However, Roy is with the squad in order to monitor his rehabilitation process. Ben Stokes will not be available as well as he has taken indefinite leave after his father was diagnosed with brain cancer.

National Selector Ed Smith said, “Both the squads have been picked in order to give England the best chance to beat Australia and end the home summer on a winning note.”  England ODI and T20 Captain, Eoin Morgan revealed that it has become tough to field strongest playing combination on regular basis.

Morgan said that emphasis was on playing the best team in order to make preparations for next year’s T20 World Cup. He also stated that the side needs to guard against complacency and make sure they give themselves best possible chance in the upcoming T20 World Cup.

All three T20Is will be played at The Ageas Bowl in Southampton on 4th, 6th and 8th September, while three one-dayers will be held  at Manchester on 11th, 13th and 16th September.

T20I Squad: Eoin Morgan (captain), Joe Denly, Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Sam Curran.

Reserves: Saqib Mahmood, Liam Livingstone.

ODI Squad: Eoin Morgan (captain), Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Jos Buttler, Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood

Reserves: Saqib Mahmood, Joe Denly

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