England announce T20I squad

England have announced a strong squad for the one-off T20I against Pakistan at Old Trafford, on Wednesday 7 September.

The squad includes nine of the players who featured in England's last T20I against Sri Lanka at the Rose Bowl in July.

Durham's Ben Stokes and Mark Wood have both earned recalls to the squad. Wood has not played a T20I since making his debut against New Zealand in June 2015, while Stokes hasn't been involved since the World T20 final back in March of this year.

Eoin Morgan retains the captaincy and can call on the experience of Joe Root, Alex Hales and Moeen Ali.

Liam Dawson and James Vince, Dawid Malan and Jonny Bairstow all miss out on the squad.

National Selector James Whitaker said: “It is excellent to see the progress we are making in white ball cricket across both formats. The IT20 international against Pakistan will give the squad another opportunity to measure their development.

“The squad has an exciting feel with exceptional talent throughout. We are delighted to welcome back Ben Stokes and Mark Wood into the squad. Both are world-class players and are an important part of our long-term plans to become the best side in the world.

“It is testament to the excellent work being nurtured in the county structure and through the England Lions, that there is a depth of quality pushing the nucleus of the current group.

“On behalf of the selectors, I would like to wish Eoin Morgan and Trevor Bayliss all the very best for what I’m sure will be a very competitive and entertaining match in Manchester.”

England T20 Squad: Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) (Capt.), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Sam Billings (Kent), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Chris Jordan (Sussex), Tymal Mills (Sussex), Liam Plunkett (Yorkshire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), Ben Stokes (Durham), David Willey (Yorkshire), Mark Wood (Durham)

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