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Sam Billings in England T20 and ODI squads to play Australia

Monday 24th August 2015

Men’s First Team

Kent's Sam Billings keeps his place in England's 13-man squad for the NatWest IT20 and the Royal London One-Day International series against Australia.

The 24-year-old Kent Cricket Academy graduate could feature the 20-over match at the SSE SWALEC inCardiff next Monday (31 August) before a five-match 50-over series starting on Thursday 3 September.

Moeen Ali returns to both limited overs squads for the first time this summer while Joe Root has been rested. Essex pace bowler Reece Topley is the only player included yet to be capped at international level.

National Selector James Whitaker said: “We have made some significant progress in our limited overs cricket this summer and the next six games allow these players to continue testing themselves against one of the very best sides in the world.

“This is primarily a young group of players and the next three weeks will provide them with valuable experience as we continue to identify players who can take our limited overs cricket forward over the next four years.

“On behalf of the selectors I would like to wish Eoin Morgan and Trevor Bayliss all the very best for what I’m sure will be a very competitive and entertaining series.”

England NatWest IT20 Squad

Eoin Morgan (Middlesex, c), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Sam Billings (Kent), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), Ben Stokes (Durham), Reece Topley (Essex), James Vince (Hampshire), David Willey (Northamptonshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)

England Royal London ODI Squad

Eoin Morgan (Middlesex, c), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Sam Billings (Kent), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Liam Plunkett (Yorkshire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), Ben Stokes (Durham), James Taylor (Nottinghamshire), David Willey (Northamptonshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Mark Wood (Durham).

Fixtures

Monday 31 August: IT20, SSE SWALEC, Cardiff

Thursday 3 September: ODI, Ageas Bowl, Southampton

Saturday 5 September: ODI, Lord’s

Tuesday 8 September: ODI, Emirates Old Trafford

Friday 11 September: ODI, Headingley

Sunday 13 September ODI, Emirates Old Trafford