England announces a strong 15-member squad for T20 World Cup, Star pacer makes his return
The most awaited ICC event of 2022 is just one and a half months away, with every team at the business end of their preparations. The T20 World Cup 2022 will kick off on Sunday, October 16 with a match between Sri Lanka and Namibia at Simonds Stadium.
This T20 World Cup will be more exciting with every team having done their homework and having almost finalised their players for the mega-event. We saw the defending champions, Australia, announce their 15-member squad on Thursday, and now England have also announced their team for the mega event.
On Friday, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced their 15-player squad for the upcoming T20 World Cup in Australia. Surprisingly, they have dropped their star opener, Jason Roy, who has been struggling with his form in recent times.
The good news for the English fans is that their premium pacers, Mark Wood and Chris Woakes, have recovered completely from their injuries and have been included in the side for the ICC event, which will surely strengthen their pace-bowling attack. These two players last represented England in March against the West Indies in a red-ball game.
Both Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid will be doing the spinning job, while Reece Topley and David Willey have retained their places, along with veteran pacer Chris Jordan. Ben Stokes and Sam Curran will be the two genuine pace-bowling all-rounders in the team.
Harry Brook from Yorkshire and Phil Salt from Lancashire have got their chance after an impressive performance on the domestic circuit. The middle-order will have the likes of Jonathan Bairstow, Liam Livingstone, and Dawid Malan.
England are placed in Group 1 alongside Australia, New Zealand, Afghanistan and two qualified teams. The English team will open their World Cup campaign with a match against Australia on Saturday, October 22 at Perth Stadium.
England's Squad for the T20 World Cup 2022
Jos Buttler (C), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Ben Stokes, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Reece Topley, David Willey, Chris Woakes and Mark Wood.