Billings included in England Men’s ODI squad

Saturday 19th June 2021

Men’s First Team

Billings included in England Men’s ODI squad

Sam Billings has been named in England Men’s Head Coach Chris Silverwood’s 16-player squad for The Royal London ODI Series against Sri Lanka starting at Emirates Riverside, Durham on Tuesday 29 June 2021.

The 30-year-old made his One-Day International debut against New Zealand in 2015, and has gone on to make 22 appearances in the format for his country, averaging 35.52, scoring four half centuries and a top-score of 118 against Australia in September 2020.

If selected to play, this will be the right-hander’s first ODI appearance against Sri Lanka.

England Men’s ODI squad in full:

  • Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) Captain
  • Moeen Ali (Worcestershire)
  • Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire)
  • Sam Billings (Kent)
  • Jos Buttler (Lancashire)
  • Sam Curran (Surrey)
  • Tom Curran (Surrey)
  • Liam Dawson (Hampshire)
  • George Garton (Sussex)
  • Liam Livingstone (Lancashire)
  • Adil Rashid (Yorkshire)
  • Joe Root (Yorkshire)
  • Jason Roy (Surrey)
  • David Willey (Yorkshire)
  • Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)
  • Mark Wood (Durham)

England Men’s Head Coach, Chris Silverwood, said: “This ODI series is important as we continue to build momentum ahead of the 2023 World Cup. Despite some injuries, the squad I have selected is strong and gives us depth across all departments. We are looking forward to competing and putting on a show for the fans.

“Several players are not available for selection due to injury. Jofra Archer (right elbow), Saqib Mahmood (abdominal) and Reece Topley (side strain) are all missing, but continue to make excellent progress from their respective injuries.

“Unfortunately, following the second Test at Edgbaston against New Zealand, Olly Stone has been diagnosed with a stress fracture of his lower back and will miss the rest of the summer with the injury. It is a great shame as Olly was showing real promise with the ball and would have been part of our selection plans for this series.”

The Royal London ODI Series

  • 1st ODI: England v Sri Lanka, Tuesday 29 June 2021, Emirates Riverside, Durham (11:00)
  • 2nd ODI: England v Sri Lanka, Thursday 1 July 2021, Kia Oval, London (13:00)
  • 3rd ODI: England v Sri Lanka, Sunday 4 July 2021, County Ground, Bristol (11:00)