Opener Jason Roy has been dropped from England’s squad for the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia, but bowlers Mark Wood and Chris Woakes are fit to return. England Test captain Ben Stokes is included despite missing all of England’s T20s from March 2021.
White ball captain Jos Buttler will miss the start of the Pakistan tour, and Moeen Ali will take over as captain.
Before the World Cup starts on October 16, England will play seven T20Is in Pakistan from September 20.
Roy, 32, has been an integral part of England’s white-ball success in recent years but endured a poor summer.
The highest score in his last 11 international innings is 43 and he managed just 51 runs in six innings for Oval Invincibles at The Hundred, including three ducks.
“He’s hit a bad run of form at the worst possible time,” England managing director Rob Kay said.
“I don’t see this being the end of Jason’s T20 career. We still see the 50-over format as his strongest suit, so still consider him a part of that set-up. “
- England squad for Men’s T20 World Cup: Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, David Malan, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood. Traveling Reserves: Liam Dawson, Richard Gleeson, Timmell Mills.
- England squad for T20 series in Pakistan: Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Harry Brook, Jordan Cox, Sam Curran, Ben Duckett, Liam Dawson, Richard Gleeson, Tom Helm, Will Jacks, David Mullan, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Ollie Stone, Reece Topley, David Wiley, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Luke Wood.
- Bairstow was ruled out of the third Test and T20 World Cup.
England has included five uncapped players in their 19-man squad for the series in Pakistan, while the squad for the World Cup has been reduced to 15, with three traveling reserves.
Buttler’s team will play three matches against hosts and defending champions Australia before the tournament. England’s campaign begins on October 22 against Afghanistan in Perth.
England defeated the reigning 50-over world champions in the semi-finals in the last T20 World Cup in 2021 and reached the final in the previous edition in 2016.
It will be their first international white-ball tournament since 2014 without the leadership of former captain Eoin Morgan, who retired in June.
Both Wood, 32, and Woakes, 33, last played for England on the Test tour of the West Indies in March. They return from elbow and knee surgeries respectively and boost an injury-hit pace bowling department that remains without Jofra Archer.
“Fingers crossed they’re back,” Key added. “For Wood and Woakes, it is likely that they will start to get fit at the back end of the Pakistan tour.”
Stokes, who is available for T20Is despite retiring from ODIs, has been rested for the tour of Pakistan, which begins a week after England’s final Test against South Africa at The Oval.
Liam Livingstone misses another Pakistan leg as he recovers from an ankle injury, while World Cup reserve Tamil Mills (foot) will also go straight to Australia.
Buttler has a calf injury but is expected to be fit for the latter stages of the Pakistan series. His absence means Moeen, whose family is from Pakistan, will have the honor of leading England on their first tour of the country in 17 years.
Key confirmed England’s intention to visit Pakistan despite floods ravaging large parts of the country. England canceled a tour of Pakistan last year, citing “growing concerns about travel to the region”.
“It’s a journey we can’t wait to go on,” Key said. “It’s going to take a lot for us not to get out there.
“Hopefully us going there and playing will be a positive story in what has been a very troubling time for people in this country.”
Warwickshire fast bowler Ollie Stone, who has played three Tests and four ODIs for England, is making his return to international cricket from a back injury as part of the non-Cap T20 squad for the tour of Pakistan. are
They are joined by Middlesex fast bowler Tom Helm, Lancashire left-arm fast bowler Luke Wood and Kent and Surrey batsmen Jordan Cox and Will Jacks respectively.