Opener Jason Roy is left out of England’s limited-overs squads to play Australia but COULD still feature, while some Test stars will return to white-ball duty for Eoin Morgan’s men
- Jason Roy has been absent from the ongoing Twenty20 series against Pakistan
- The England and Surrey opener will however remain in the ‘bio-secure’ bubble
- The batsman could return for the trio of one-day internationals against Australia
- Joe Root’s T20 exile has continued but Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer return
England opener Jason Roy has been initially left out of the limited-overs squads to face Australia but a number of Test stars will return to white-ball duty.
Roy has been absent from the ongoing Twenty20 series against Pakistan because of a left side strain and will miss the three sprint format games against Australia, but there is a chance he could return for the trio of one-day internationals that follow.
The Surrey batsman will remain in England’s ‘bio-secure’ bubble with a view to demonstrating his fitness.
Jason Roy has been initially left out of England’s limited-overs squads to face Australia
Roy has been absent from the ongoing Twenty20 series against Pakistan with a left side strain
Wicketkeeper-batsman Jos Buttler plus fast bowlers Jofra Archer and Mark Wood are included in the T20 squad for a series that gets under way on Friday at the Ageas Bowl, following the conclusion of their red-ball commitments.
Joe Root’s T20 exile continues but the Test captain and seamer Chris Woakes join fellow World Cup winners Buttler, Archer and Wood in the ODI squad. Seamer Sam Curran also returns in both squads.
National selector Ed Smith said: ‘These two series against Australia provide an exciting end to the summer.
‘We have selected strong squads. We are also continuing to develop depth in preparation for the upcoming T20 World Cup.’
Wicketkeeper Jos Buttler is included in the T20 squad for the series that begins on Friday
Joe Root’s T20 exile continues but the England Test captain is back in the one-day squad