T20 World Cup: No Ben Stokes & Joe Root as England name World Cup squad – Follow Live Updates

T20 World Cup: ECB announces England T20 WC squad but no Ben Stokes and Joe Root in the team; Eoin Morgan to lead- Follow Live Updates
T20 World Cup: ECB announces England T20 WC squad but no Ben Stokes and Joe Root in the team; Eoin Morgan to lead- Follow Live Updates

T20 World Cup: No Ben Stokes & Joe Root as England name World Cup squad – Follow Live Updates – England and Wales Cricket Board has named an 18-member preliminary squad for the T20 World Cup. However, Ben Stokes, who is on an indefinite break from cricket owing to mental health problems, hasn’t been named while Test captain Joe Root, who recently made a comeback to the ODI squad, has also been left out.

England squad: Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Tymal Mills, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood

Reservers: Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, James Vince

 

As per the ICC rules, teams can name a 15-member squad and 3 reserves. But this time, the squad is expected to be larger. Teams are allowed to make changes in the squad till October 10th. As of now Australia, New Zealand and Pakistan have announced their squad for the mega event. 

“I’ll be putting no pressure on him or rushing him, and whatever support he needs he will get. I will give him as much space as I can, but there are people talking to him,” said Silverwood. My only concern is for him. I just want to make sure he’s OK. Once we’ve got to that, the rest of the questions will come,” England coach Chris Silverwood said.

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Will Ben Stokes be named in the squad?

T20 World Cup – England Squad T20 WC: According to a report by Daily Mail, Ben Stokes is unlikely to travel to UAE for T20 World Cup. The report has quoted sources close to Stokes and declared ‘he is not even thinking about cricket at the moment’. Just before the India tour of England, England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) had announced that Stokes is taking an indefinite period off from cricket to protect his mental well-being and rest a fractured finger operated on earlier this summer. Report says, at this stage it is unclear and no one knows when Stokes will return to cricket.

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England’s matches in ICC T20 World Cup

  • OCT 23 – England vs West Indies 7:30 pm Dubai
  • OCT 27 – England vs B2 – 3:30 pm Abu Dhabi
  • OCT 30 – England vs Australia – 7:30 pm Dubai
  • OCT 1 – England vs A1 – 7:30 pm Sharjah
  • OCT 6 – England vs South Africa – 7:30 pm Sharjah

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ICC T20 World Cup – England Squad T20 WC: Probable Squad of England

Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Reece Topley, Mark Wood, David Willey.