Billings and Denly named in England T20I squad

Thursday 21st February 2019

Men’s First XI

Billings and Denly named in England T20I squad

Kent captain Sam Billings and vice-captain Joe Denly have both been selected for England’s T20I squad to play the West Indies next month.

Billings returns to the squad for the first time since last year’s tour of Australia and New Zealand.

If both are picked to play, this will be the first time two Kent players have featured in the same England team since Rob Key and Geraint Jones both played for England against South Africa in a 2005 Test series.

England National Cricket Selectors have named a 14-strong squad for the three-match T20I series against West Indies starting on March 5 in St Lucia.

Lancashire’s Jos Buttler and Durham’s Ben Stokes are rested and will return after the fifth ODI against West Indies on March 2.

Surrey’s Jason Roy will miss the series to return home for the birth of his first child after the final ODI.

England IT20 squad versus West Indies in full:

Eoin Morgan (Captain) (Middlesex)

Moeen Ali (Worcestershire)

Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire)

Sam Billings (Kent)

Tom Curran (Surrey)

Joe Denly (Kent)

Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire)

Chris Jordan (Sussex)

Dawid Malan (Middlesex)

Liam Plunkett (Surrey)

Adil Rashid (Yorkshire)

Joe Root (Yorkshire)

David Willey (Yorkshire)

Mark Wood (Durham)

IT20 fixtures in full:

1st IT20 (D/N), West Indies v England, Tuesday March 5, Daren Sammy National Cricket Stadium, St Lucia (4.00pm AST)

2nd IT20 (D/N), West Indies v England, Friday March 8, Warner Park, Saint Kitts and Nevis (4.00pm AST)

3rd IT20 (D/N), West Indies v England, Sunday March 10, Warner Park, Saint Kitts and Nevis (4.00pm AST)

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