Tue. Feb 25th, 2020

England name limited-overs squads for South African tour

England face the Proteas in a four-match Test series followed by three ODIs and three T20Is which will see them spend two months in South Africa.

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England National Cricket Selectors have named two 16-man squads for the three-match ODI series and three-match T20I series in South Africa.

The ODI series against the Proteas follows the four-match Test series and starts on 4 February in Cape Town. The three-match T20 series against the Proteas begins on 12 February at Buffalo Park in East London.

The ODI series will be the first time that England play in the 50-over format since their World Cup triumph in July. Eight players have been retained from the World Cup squad.

Worcestershire seamer Pat Brown, Somerset batsman Tom Banton and the Lancashire duo of Matthew Parkinson and Saqib Mahmood earn their maiden ODI call-ups. All four made their England debuts during the T20I series in New Zealand which the tourists won on a Super Over.

Stars rested for ODIs

Multi-format stars Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes and Mark Wood will be rested for the ODIs but return for the T20s with England looking to add the T20 World Cup title to their ODI triumph. .

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England’s Mark Wood (R) celebrates with captain Eoin Morgan after the dismissal of New Zealand’s Mitchell Santner during the 2019 Cricket World Cup group stage match between England and New Zealand at the Riverside Ground, in Chester-le-Street, northeast England, on July 3, 2019. (Photo by Paul ELLIS / AFP) /

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Banton, Sam Billings, Lewis Gregory, Mahmood and James Vince miss out on the T20I squad having been involved down in New Zealand. Vince enjoyed a stint in South Africa’s Mzansi Super League with the Paarl Rocks, his runs helping the team top the table.

Commenting on the selection of the squad, National Selector Ed Smith said: “These two squads were selected with an eye on the T20 World Cup in Australia in 2020.

“In the T20s, a number of players who were rested for the successful 3-2 victory in New Zealand return to the squad: Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali and Jason Roy.

“We want to expand the pool of players who can perform successfully for England, while also helping the team to peak for major tournaments.”

England limited-overs squads for South African tour

ODI squad: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Pat Brown , Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Chris Jordan, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Matthew Parkinson, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Chris Woakes

T20I squad: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonathan Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Pat Brown, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Matt Parkinson, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Mark Wood.

England white-ball tour of South Africa 2020

Friday 31 January: 50-over tour match – Cricket South Africa Invitation XI v England – Boland Park, Paarl (10am SAST start)

Saturday 1 February: 50-over tour match – South Africa ‘A’ v England – Boland Park, Paarl (10 am SAST start)

Tuesday 4 February: 1st ODI – South Africa v England – PPC Newlands Cricket Stadium, Cape Town (1 pm SAST start)

Friday 7 February: 2nd ODI – South Africa v England – Kingsmead Cricket Stadium, Durban (1 pm SAST start)

Sunday 9 February: 3rd ODI – South Africa v England – The Wanderers Cricket Stadium, Johannesburg (10 am SAST start)

Wednesday 12 February: 1st IT20I – South Africa v England – Buffalo Park, East London (6 pm SAST start)

Friday 14 February: 2nd T20I – South Africa v England – Kingsmead Cricket Stadium, Durban (6 pm SAST start)

Sunday 16 February: 3rd T20I – South Africa v England – SuperSport Park, Centurion (2:40 pm SAST start)

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