Joe Root misses out as England announces T20 squad for South Africa Series

Joe Root misses out as England announces T20 squad for South Africa Series

Joe Root misses out as England announces T20 squad for South Africa Series(Pic Source: Twitter)

England have announced their squads for the upcoming limited over series against South Africa in February. England, current 50-Over World Champions are testing some new players in the set up to boost their bench-strength. In the process, they gave rest to their senior players for the recently concluded 5-match T20 series against New Zealand. The likes of Jos Buttler, Jason Roy and other regulars in the squad were given rest after the gruelling summer of English Cricket.

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But, for South Africa series England have announced a full-fledged squad. With the likes of Jos Buttler, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer back in the squad. However, one notable exclusion from the squad is of their Test Captain Joe Root, who seems to falling down the pecking order. With David Malan performing outstandingly well in the recent series, England have gone with him while Joe Deanly and Pat Brown have also been given another go.

England also handed maiden call-ups to the ODI squad to Pat Brown,TomBanton, Saqib Mahmood and Mark Parkinson. David Malan has also been rewarded for his performance in the recent series as he gets a recall to ODI squad for South Africa series.

England is scheduled to play a full-fledged series against South Africa. The tour will commence with a Test match on Boxing Day. The ODI series will start from February 4 while T20Is will start from February 14.

Here is the England ODI squad for South Africa series:

Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Pat Brown, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Chris Jordan, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Matthew Parkinson, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Chris Woakes

England T20I squad:

Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonathan Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Pat Brown, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Matt Parkinson, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Mark Wood

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