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England announce limited-overs squads for tour of South Africa

by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

England have added four new names to their ODI set-up for the tour of South Africa, while Joe Root has not been included in the T20I squad. 

Tom Banton, Pat Brown, Saqib Mahmood and Matt Parkinson – all of whom featured in the recent T20I series against New Zealand – have received their maiden ODI call-ups for the three-match series, which begins on February 4. 

Dawid Malan, who hit his maiden T20I century last month in the fourth T20I against New Zealand, has earned an ODI recall. Sam Curran, Joe Denly and Chris Jordan have also been included in the 16-man squad.

Four members of England’s World Cup-winning side have been rested for the ODI leg of the tour: Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes and Mark Wood. All four have been included for the three-match T20I series, which begins on February 12.

Despite earning ODI call-ups, Banton and Mahmood have been omitted from the 16-man T20I squad. Sam Billings, who was vice-captain on the tour of New Zealand, also misses out alongside James Vince and Lewis Gregory.

“These two squads were selected with an eye on the T20 World Cup in Australia in 2020,” said chief selector Ed Smith.

“In the T20s, a number of players who were rested for the successful 3-2 victory in New Zealand return to the squad: Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali and Jason Roy.

“We want to expand the pool of players who can perform successfully for England, while also helping the team to peak for major tournaments.”

ODI squad: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Pat Brown, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Chris Jordan, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Matt Parkinson, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Chris Woakes

T20I squad: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Pat Brown, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Matt Parkinson, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Mark Wood

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