Wednesday, July 14th, 2021


Worcestershire Rapids captain, Moeen Ali, is back in the England squad for the Vitality IT20 Series against Pakistan.

The all-rounder was one of nine players who have been included after completing the required period of self-isolation, following the Royal London Series against Sri Lanka. 

Moeen will be looking to add to his 35 T20I appearances and featured in the third and final match of the Sri Lankan series at Southampton.

Eoin Morgan will return to captain England, and Paul Collingwood will oversee the team as Head Coach, with Chris Silverwood to take a break. 

The three-match series begins at Trent Bridge this Friday (July 16).

All of the 16-player squad and support staff have returned negative Covid-19 tests to clear them for the series.

Silverwood said: “The Royal London Series success against Pakistan showcased the exciting depth of talent we have developed in men’s white-ball cricket.

“We have selected a T20 squad that sees the return of many of our most experienced players after their period of isolation. 

“Additionally, we have rewarded some of the players involved in the 50-over series win with selection which allows us to manage multi-format players as we prepare for the much-anticipated Test series against India.”

England Men’s IT20 Squad

Eoin Morgan (Middlesex – captain)
Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire)
Jake Ball (Nottinghamshire)
Tom Banton (Somerset)
Jos Buttler (Lancashire)
Tom Curran (Surrey)
Lewis Gregory (Somerset)
Chris Jordan (Sussex)
Liam Livingstone (Lancashire)
Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire)
Dawid Malan (Yorkshire)
Matt Parkinson (Lancashire)
Adil Rashid (Yorkshire)
Jason Roy (Surrey)
David Willey (Yorkshire)

The Vitality IT20 Series

1st T20: England v Pakistan, Friday 16 July 2021, Trent Bridge, Nottingham (18:30 BST)

2nd T20: England v Pakistan, Sunday 18 July 2021, Emerald Headingley, Leeds (14:30 BST)

3rd T20: England v Pakistan, Tuesday 20 July 2021, Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester (18:30 BST)