England have named their 15-man preliminary squad for this fall’s T20 World Cup in the United Arab Emirates; fast pitcher Tymal Mills is included after more than four years off the team; Ben Stokes remains unavailable as he continues his indefinite hiatus from cricket to prioritize his mental well-being
Tymal Mills is England’s team for the T20 World Cup more than four years after his last appearance.
England have included left-armed fast pitcher Tymal Mills in their 15-man preliminary squad for the T20 World Cup, but Ben Stokes remains unavailable for selection.
The 29-year-old Mills played the last of his four T20 internationals to date in February 2017, but in the absence of the injured Jofra Archer, his brilliant form for Sussex at the Vitality Blast and Southern Brave at The Hundred has earned him a retirement for the tournament. in the United Arab Emirates.
Chris Woakes, who made his first T20I appearance in more than five years in June, is also part of the team with Tom Curran, a regular in the shorter format of the last four years who has to settle for a spot as one of the three itinerant reserves.
Stokes was unavailable for selection and continues to take an indefinite break from all cricket to prioritize his mental well-being.
“We are excited about the prospect of challenging to win the ICC T20 World Cup,” said England head coach Chris Silverwood.
“I think we have selected a team that covers all the bases and has the depth to succeed in what is expected to be a very competitive tournament with the best players in the world.
“Tymal Mills deserves his inclusion and has shown over the past few years, but particularly this summer, that he has all the skills to be successful at this level.
“His exceptional pace is outstanding, and the way he has spearheaded Sussex and Southern Brave’s respective attacks in the short game has shown that he enjoys the pressures of the big stage. He will add variety to our bowling unit, and we can Don’t expect to see him play in a big international tournament. “
Having lost the selection to England’s triumphant 50+ World Cup campaign in 2019 after Archer’s appearance, David Willey offers one of three left arm stitching options for Eoin Morgan alongside Mills and Sam. Curran.
Liam Livingstone’s exceptional white ball form, both for England and nationally, has made him a shoo-in, when just a few months ago his place on the team was not guaranteed. In the absence of Stokes, he is likely to start the tournament as England’s No. 6, with Sam Billings as competition.
However, there is no place on the team or in the reserve for Matt Parkinson, Livingstone’s teammate in Lancashire. The spinner impressed during the ODI and T20I series against Pakistan in early summer, but Liam Dawson is preferred as a backup to Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali and takes his place among the reserves.
England team in full: Eoin Morgan (Middlesex, Captain), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire), Sam Billings (Kent), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Sam Curran (Surrey), Chris Jordan (Sussex), Liam Livingstone (Lancashire), Dawid Malan (Yorkshire), Tymal Mills (Sussex), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), David Willey (Yorkshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Mark Wood (Durham)
Travel reservations: Tom Curran (Surrey), Liam Dawson (Hampshire), James Vince (Hampshire)