Crawley called-up to England ODI squad

Tuesday 6th July 2021

Men’s First Team

Crawley called-up to England ODI squad

Kent opener Zak Crawley has been named in England’s ODI squad to face Pakistan in the Royal London ODI Series beginning on Thursday.

England Men have named an 18-strong group for the series.

The announcement comes after the news that three members of the initial playing group and four members of the management staff had tested positive for COVID-19, and consequently the entire squad initially selected was required to isolate.

The 23-year-old has scored 743 runs at an average of 35.28 in 22 innings in List A cricket, with his high score of 120 coming against Middlesex in the One-Day Cup of 2019 at The Spitfire Ground, St Lawrence.

If selected to play, Crawley will be the 21st Kent Men’s star to play ODI cricket for England.

Tawanda Muyeye has travelled to Lancashire and will replace Crawley in Kent’s LV= Insurance County Championship match at Emirates Old Trafford.

Ben Stokes will return to the squad to captain England and Chris Silverwood, who had been due to take some time away during the white-ball series, is back as Head Coach.

In total, there are nine uncapped players in the squad.

England ODI Squad in full:

  • Ben Stokes (Durham, captain)
  • Jake Ball (Nottinghamshire)
  • Danny Briggs (Warwickshire)
  • Brydon Carse (Durham)
  • Zak Crawley (Kent)
  • Ben Duckett (Nottinghamshire)
  • Lewis Gregory (Somerset)
  • Tom Helm (Middlesex)
  • Will Jacks (Surrey)
  • Dan Lawrence (Essex)
  • Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire)
  • Dawid Malan (Yorkshire)
  • Craig Overton (Somerset)
  • Matt Parkinson (Lancashire)
  • David Payne (Gloucestershire)
  • Phil Salt (Sussex)
  • John Simpson (Middlesex)
  • James Vince (Hampshire)

Managing Director of England Men’s Cricket, Ashley Giles, said: “It’s a great opportunity to play on the biggest stage, and for most of the players selected it’s not necessarily something they would have been expecting 24 hours ago.

“It’s an exciting group of players, with some young talent and some players who have impressed at domestic level over a long period of time.

“We’re in unprecedented territory, in terms of replacing an entire squad and management team, and I’m very proud of how everyone has come together in order to get it done – both those within the ECB and from the county game.

“Ben hasn’t captained our ODI side before so it’s a huge honour for him. We all wish him well and it’s a role I’m sure he’ll thrive in.

The Royal London ODI Series

1st ODI: England v Pakistan, Thursday 8 July 2021, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff (13:00 BST)

2nd ODI: England v Pakistan, Saturday 10 July 2021, Lord’s Cricket Ground, London (11:00 BST)

3rd ODI: England v Pakistan, Tuesday 13 July 2021, Edgbaston, Birmingham (13:00 BST)


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