Buttler named in England ODI squad for Australia series
Jos Buttler named in England’s One-Day International squad
Lancashire wicket keeper Jos Buttler has been named in the England squad for the One-Day International series in Australia which will start on Sunday 14 January at the MCG in Melbourne, following the Three Lions Ashes tour which is currently underway.
Selectors were given clear guidance to name their strongest squad and have made their selections accordingly. Both Alex Hales and Ben Stokes are included, though their involvement remains subject to any relevant legal or disciplinary developments in relation to the incident in Bristol in September.
England 16-man squad versus Australia, Gillette ODI Series
- Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) (Capt.)
- Moeen Ali (Worcestershire)
- Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire)
- Jake Ball (Nottinghamshire)
- Sam Billings (Kent)
- Jos Buttler (Lancashire)
- Tom Curran (Surrey)
- Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire)
- Liam Plunkett (Yorkshire)
- Adil Rashid (Yorkshire)
- Joe Root (Yorkshire)
- Jason Roy (Surrey)
- Ben Stokes (Durham)
- David Willey (Yorkshire)
- Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)
- Mark Wood (Durham)
Speaking of the squad announcement, national selector James Whitaker, said:
“With around 18 months to the start of the 2019 World Cup, our ODI side continues to make solid progress with series wins over the West Indies and South Africa last summer and a semi-final berth in the Champions Trophy.
“The forthcoming series against Australia presents another significant opportunity for this group to showcase their skills and talent against a quality side away from home.
“The core group of the squad have been involved at this level for at least the past two years and that consistency of selection has enabled us to build a cohesive squad that is playing some entertaining and winning cricket.
“I would like to wish captain Eoin Morgan, head coach Trevor Bayliss and the players every success during the series.”
Schedule - Gillette ODI Series
First ODI - Sunday January 14 vs Australia, Melbourne Cricket Ground, Melbourne (2.20pm local time)
Second ODI - Friday January 19 vs Australia, Gabba, Brisbane (1.20pm local time)
Third ODI - Sunday January 21 vs Australia, Sydney Cricket Ground, Sydney (2.20pm local time)
Fourth ODI - Friday January 26 vs Australia, Adelaide Oval, Adelaide (1.50pm local time)
Fifth ODI - Sunday January 28 vs Australia, Optus Stadium, Perth (11.20am local time)
England v Australia ODI at Emirates Old Trafford
Next summer, England welcome Australia to Emirates Old Trafford on Sunday 24 June for the fifth Royal London One-Day International of the series.
Tickets for this fixture have been incredibly popular and currently all regular seats are sold out with only hospitality tickets available.
However you can sign up to join our waiting list and to be contacted should any further seats become available.