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Sam Billings is in England squad for IT20

Wednesday 31st August 2016

Kent wicketkeeper-batsman Sam Billings is in a 14-man England squad for the NatWest IT20 against Pakistan, which takes place at Emirates Old Trafford on Wednesday September 7 (6.30pm start).

The 25-year-old Kent Cricket Academy graduate has made five ODI and seven IT20 appearances to date.

National Selector James Whitaker, said: “It is excellent to see the progress we are making in white ball cricket across both formats. The IT20 international against Pakistan will give the squad another opportunity to measure their development.

“The squad has an exciting feel with exceptional talent throughout. We are delighted to welcome back Ben Stokes and Mark Wood into the squad. Both are world-class players and are an important part of our long-term plans to become the best side in the world.

“It is testament to the excellent work being nurtured in the county structure and through the England Lions, that there is a depth of quality pushing the nucleus of the current group.

“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 match in Manchester.”

England T20 Squad

Eoin Morgan(Middlesex, captain),Moeen Ali(Worcestershire),Sam Billings(Kent),Jos Buttler(Lancashire),Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire),Chris Jordan(Sussex),Tymal Mills (Sussex),Liam Plunkett(Yorkshire),Adil Rashid(Yorkshire),Joe Root(Yorkshire),Jason Roy(Surrey),Ben Stokes(Durham),David Willey(Yorkshire),Mark Wood(Durham).