Four Lancashire players named in England IT20 squad
Buttler, Livingstone return to England squad to join Mahmood, Parkinson
Jos Buttler, Liam Livingstone, Saqib Mahmood and Matt Parkinson have all been named in England's 16-man squad to face Pakistan in the IT20 series.
Buttler and Livingstone return from a period of isolation to re-join Mahmood and Parkinson who were called into the side for the ODI series, which saw Mahmood named Player of the Series after taking nine wickets.
The final game of the three-match IT20 series will be played at Emirates Old Trafford, on Tuesday 20 July.
England Men’s IT20 Squad:
Eoin Morgan (Middlesex - captain), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Jake Ball (Nottinghamshire), Tom Banton (Somerset), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Tom Curran (Surrey), Lewis Gregory (Somerset), Chris Jordan (Sussex), Liam Livingstone (Lancashire), Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire), Dawid Malan (Yorkshire), Matt Parkinson (Lancashire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), David Willey (Yorkshire)
England men’s Head Coach, Chris Silverwood, said: “The Royal London Series success against Pakistan showcased the exciting depth of talent we have developed in men’s white-ball cricket.
“We have selected a T20 squad that sees the return of many of our most experienced players after their period of isolation.
“Additionally, we have rewarded some of the players involved in the 50-over series win with selection which allows us to manage multi-format players as we prepare for the much-anticipated Test series against India.
“I would like to express my thanks to Ben Stokes and the players for their efforts over the last week, and the counties for their support in getting this series on.”
The Vitality IT20 Series:
1st T20: England v Pakistan, Friday 16 July 2021, Trent Bridge, Nottingham (18:30 BST)
2nd T20: England v Pakistan, Sunday 18 July 2021, Emerald Headingley, Leeds (14:30 BST)
3rd T20: England v Pakistan, Tuesday 20 July 2021, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester (18:30 BST)