Chris Woakes returns to England T20I squad for Sri Lanka series | Cricket News

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BIRMINGHAM: Chris Woakes was recalled to England’s Twenty20 squad for the time in virtually six years on Saturday after being included in a 16-man occasion for this month’s three-match collection at dwelling to Sri Lanka.
The Warwickshire all-rounder now has the prospect to press his case for involvement in October’s T20 World Cup.
Though Woakes has been a key member of England’s 50-over World Cup-winning aspect, whereas additionally having fun with Take a look at success, has solely gained eight T20 caps and has not appeared in worldwide cricket’s shortest format since November 2015.
However the 32-year-old Woakes’s look within the current Indian Premier League urged he nonetheless had T20 ambitions, with the delay to the T20 World Cup brought on by the coronavirus pandemic and Ed Smith’s exit as nationwide selector seemingly bolstering his probabilities.
Woakes will definitely be eager to impress as he has not performed for England in any format since September, a mix of Covid-19 restrictions and workforce administration’s controversial relaxation and rotation coverage holding him on the sidelines.
In the meantime, Woakes’s fellow World Cup-winners Ben Stokes (damaged finger) and Jofra Archer (elbow) stay unavailable by harm, with Reece Topley’s aspect pressure resulting in a recall for his fellow left-arm paceman David Willey
“With a number of high-profile gamers lacking by harm, it permits me to take a look at a few of our skilled gamers who haven’t featured at this degree for a while,” stated England coach Chris Silverwood, now answerable for choice.
“The likes of Chris Woakes and David Willey are very skilled cricketers, and to have them each within the combine is thrilling and exhibits the depth of squad now we have out there.
“With the T20 World Cup just a few months away, this summer season is about perfecting our workforce and persevering with to progress on the sector.”
The Sri Lanka collection begins in Cardiff on June 23.
England squad
Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler (wkt), Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wooden
England v Sri Lanka T20 fixtures
Jun 23: 1st T20, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Jun 24: 2nd T20, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
Jun 26: third T20, Ageas Bowl, Southampton

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