Sam Billings in England T20 squad to play Sri Lanka

Monday 13th June 2016

Men’s First XI

Sam Billings in England T20 squad to play Sri Lanka

Kent's Sam Billings is included in England's 13-man squad for the NatWest IT20 match against Sri Lanka next month.

Eoin Morgan will lead an experienced squad with two players who have yet to be capped by England in IT20 cricket.

Sussex pace bowler Tymal Mills, 23, is included having impressed for the Sharks in the early stages of the NatWest T20 Blast and Middlesex batsman Dawid Malan, who had an excellent England Lions tour earlier this year against Pakistan A in the UAE, will be hoping to be selected for the match at Hampshire’s Ageas Bowl on Tuesday July 5.

Seven players remain from the ICC World IT20 final defeat to West Indies. Moeen Ali, Alex Hales and Joe Root are all rested and all-rounder Ben Stokes is ruled out with a knee injury.

National Selector James Whitaker said: “We have made good progress over the past 12 months in all white ball cricket, which has been very encouraging.

“The IT20 squad has a balanced feel to it with an exciting blend of youth and experience. This is our first test since reaching the final of the ICC World T20 and we know the players will want to ensure that they play well and win the match.

“This is also an opportunity, if selected, for two new players to showcase their skills at this level. Tymal Mills has been one of the standout performers with the ball in the NatWest T20 Blast competition this season and deserves his chance.

“Dawid Malan has made great strides as an attacking batsman, both with Middlesex and the England Lions. We were particularly impressed with his three fifties during the winter tour of the UAE against Pakistan A."

England ODI Squad

Eoin Morgan(Middlesex, c), Moeen Ali(Worcestershire), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Jos Buttler(Lancashire), Steven Finn(Middlesex), Chris Jordan(Sussex), Alex Hales(Nottinghamshire), Liam Plunkett(Yorkshire), Adil Rashid(Yorkshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Jason Roy(Surrey), James Vince (Hampshire), David Willey(Yorkshire), Chris Woakes(Warwickshire)

England T20 Squad

Eoin Morgan(Middlesex, c), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Sam Billings(Kent), Jos Buttler(Lancashire), Liam Dawson (Hampshire), Chris Jordan (Sussex), Dawid Malan (Middlesex), Tymal Mills (Sussex), Liam Plunkett (Yorkshire), Adil Rashid(Yorkshire), Jason Roy(Surrey), James Vince(Hampshire), David Willey(Yorkshire)

Fixtures

Tuesday June 21 ODI vs Sri Lanka, Trent Bridge, Nottingham

Friday June 24 ODI vs Sri Lanka, Edgbaston, Birmingham

Sunday June 26 ODI vs Sri Lanka, The Brightside Ground, Bristol

Wednesday June 29 ODI vs Sri Lanka, Kia Oval, London

Saturday July 2 ODI vs Sri Lanka, SSE SWALEC, Cardiff

Tuesday July 5 IT20 vs Sri Lanka, Ageas Bowl, Southampton