Billings in England squad for West Indies IT20s

Thursday 23rd December 2021


Billings in England squad for West Indies IT20s

Kent Captain Sam Billings is amongst a 16-player squad for England Men’s International Twenty20 matches against West Indies next month.

Paul Collingwood will stand in as head coach for the five-match series, which will be played in Barbados from January 22-30. Marcus Trescothick will join the squad as an assistant coach.

The squad includes 11 players who travelled to the United Arab Emirates for the T20 World Cup last November. Left-arm seamer David Payne is the one uncapped player in the squad.

Paul Collingwood said: “We have selected a strong squad with some serious batting power and a balanced attack as we begin preparations ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia.

“The World Cup is less than a year away and there will be increased opportunities for the squad in the absence of those players who are with the Ashes squad.

“I have good memories winning a World Cup in Barbados and I’m really looking forward to going back there with this squad to face a very good West Indies who will test all aspects of our skills.”

England Men’s IT20 squad in full:

  • Eoin Morgan (Middlesex, Captain)
  • Moeen Ali (Worcestershire)
  • Tom Banton (Somerset)
  • Sam Billings (Kent)
  • Liam Dawson (Hampshire)
  • George Garton (Sussex)
  • Chris Jordan (Surrey)
  • Liam Livingstone (Lancashire)
  • Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire)
  • Tymal Mills (Sussex)
  • David Payne (Gloucestershire)
  • Adil Rashid (Yorkshire)
  • Jason Roy (Surrey)
  • Phil Salt (Lancashire)
  • Reece Topley (Surrey)
  • James Vince (Hampshire)

T20I Series, all matches to be played at the Kensington Oval, Barbados:

  • Saturday, 22 January 2022 – 1st IT20 – West Indies v England
  • Sunday, 23 January – 2nd IT20 – West Indies v England
  • Wednesday, 26 January – 3rd IT20 – West Indies v England
  • Saturday, 29 January – 4th IT20 – West Indies v England
    Sunday, 30 January – 5th IT20 – West Indies v England

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