England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has named a preliminary 15-men strong squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2021 in UAE and Oman. The cricket board confirmed the development on Thursday.
As expected, star all-rounder Ben Stokes is not named in the squad, however, this is only a preliminary squad and changes can be forced until 10th October.
It is noteworthy that Durham’s all-rounder Ben Stokes took an indefinite break from all forms of cricket prioritising his mental wellbeing. The cricketer has chosen to continue his break and thus is not included in the squad. However, ECB can make changes to the squad by October 10 and include Stokes in the group once he makes himself available.
Sussex pacer Tymal Mills has found his way into the squad. The pacer last featured in the international fixture back in February 2017. Mills had an outstanding season in the recent Vitality Blast T20 and the subsequent inaugural edition of the Hundred.
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Tom Curran (Surrey), Liam Dawson (Hampshire) and James Vince (Hampshire) have been named as travelling reserves or stand by players by the board for the showpiece event.
England T20 World Cup 2021 Squad:
Eoin Morgan (Middlesex, captain), Sam Billings (Kent), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Sam Curran (Surrey), David Willey (Yorkshire), Chris Jordan (Sussex), Liam Livingstone (Lancashire), Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), Dawid Malan (Yorkshire), Tymal Mills (Sussex), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Mark Wood (Durham).
Travelling reserves: Tom Curran (Surrey), Liam Dawson (Hampshire), James Vince (Hampshire).