England have three Test matches to play against West Indies before the series against Pakistan, squads to be announced later
London England have announced a 55-member training squad to prepare for the series against the West Indies, Pakistan, Ireland and Australia in the coming days. The Indies are committed to hosting Pakistan, Ireland and Australia and therefore 55 players have been called up for the training camp.
Surprisingly, the training squad did not include aggressive opening batsman Alex Hales and world-winning member Liam Plunkett, but David Willie has been called up for training again. England will play West Indies before the series against Pakistan. There are three Test matches to play against the Indies and the squads will be announced later.
The group will not be training in one place but with SOPs in different counties and grounds.
“It’s great to see the players returning to the field for training and we’ve worked hard to get to that point,” said Mo Bobat, England and Wales Cricket Board’s performance director. The purpose of inviting them for training is to provide selectors with a number of options to choose from.
It should be noted that Alex Hales tested positive for dope before the World Cup last year, after which he is facing difficulties in getting a place in the team again. In recent days, there has been speculation that England ODI and Test will be separate. However, that hope was dashed when England captain Owen Morgan said in a statement on Wednesday that Hales had been included in the squad. More time is needed to win the trust of
Liam Plunkett, 35, has never represented England in any format since taking three wickets in the dramatic World Cup final and it seems the English cricket board no longer wants to take him along due to his advanced age. The players have been called up for training, 14 of whom have not yet represented England at the international level in any format.
These players include James Anderson, Joe Root, Owen Morgan, Moin Ali, Adil Rashid, Joffre Archer, Johnny Bairstow, Tom Benton, Dom Base, Sam Billings, James Bracey, Stuart Broad, Henry Brooks, Pat Brown, Rory Burns, Jose Butler. , Braden Carson, Mason Crane, Zack Crowley, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Joe Danley, Ben Duct, Lori Evans, Ben Fox, Chard Gleason, Louis Gregory, Sam Hein, Tom Helm, Will Jacks, Keaton Jennings, Chris Jordan, Tom Kohler, Cadmore, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Liam Livingston, Saqib Mahmoud, David Milan, Ben Stokes, Jason Roy, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton, Matt Parkinson, Oli Pope, Oli Robinson, Phil Salt, Dom Sibley, O’Leary , Race Topley, James Owens, Amar Verdi, David Willie, Chris Vokes and Mark Wood.