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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