ENG vs SL: Chris Woakes makes comeback in T20I side after six years as England announce squad for Sri Lanka series

ENG vs SL: Chris Woakes opens up after being picked in England's T20I side after six years
ENG vs SL: Chris Woakes opens up after being picked in England's T20I side after six years

ENG vs SL T20 – England Squad Chris Woakes: England all-rounder Chris Woakes, who played for Delhi Capitals in IPL 2021, has made a comeback into the national side for the shortest format of the game after six years. He last played a T2OI in November 2015 against Pakistan. England Men’s Head Coach Chris Silverwood has named a 16-player squad for The Vitality IT20 Series against Sri Lanka starting at Sophia Gardens, Cardiff on Wednesday 23 June 2021.

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ENG vs SL T20 – England Squad for Sri Lanka T20 Series: Yorkshire seamer David Willey last played at this level in May 2019 and will be looking to add to his 28 caps. Hampshire spinner Liam Dawson, who last played an IT20 for England in February 2018 in New Zealand, is one of three specialist spinners named.

ENG vs SL T20 – England Squad for Sri Lanka T20 Series: Durham all-rounder Ben Stokes (fractured finger), Sussex seamer Jofra Archer (right elbow) and Surrey’s Reece Topley (side strain) were not considered for selection due to ongoing injuries.

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ENG vs SL: England Men’s Head Coach, Chris Silverwood, said:

“With the T20 World Cup only a few months away, this summer is about perfecting our team and continue to progress on the field. We want to approach every series with an influx of players aiming to win every match and giving us the best preparation as we get closer to the tournament.

“With several high-profile players missing through injury, it allows me to look at some of our experienced players who have not featured at this level for some time. The likes of Chris Woakes and David Willey are very experienced cricketers, and to have them both in the mix is exciting and shows the depth of squad we have available.I want our team to play an attacking form of the game. I hope we can continue to excite the England fans with our approach,”

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The England Men’s IT20 squad will report to its Cardiff base on Saturday 19 June.

ENG vs SL: England IT20 Squad

Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) Captain, Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire), Sam Billings (Kent), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Sam Curran (Surrey), Tom Curran (Surrey), Liam Dawson (Hampshire), Chris Jordan (Sussex), Liam Livingstone (Lancashire), Dawid Malan (Yorkshire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), David Willey (Yorkshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Mark Wood (Durham)

ENG vs SL: The Vitality IT20 Series

1st IT20: England v Sri Lanka, Wednesday 23 June 2021, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff (6.30pm BST)

2nd IT20: England v Sri Lanka, Thursday 24 June 2021, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff (6.30pm BST)

3rd IT20: England v Sri Lanka, Saturday 26 June 2021, Ageas Bowl, Southampton (2.30pm BST)