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ECB Announce England squads for UAE Tour

  • ECB Announce England squads for UAE Tour

The ECB today announced the 16-man squads for England's tour to UAE later this year. 

Alex Hales, Surrey's left-arm spinner Zafar Ansari and James Taylor have all been handed test call-ups for their performances over the domestic season. 

As for the T20 Internationals, Chris Jordan and Lancashire's left-arm spinner Stephen Parry are the new additions, while there are no changes to the One-Day side. 

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There also are some new faces in the management roles, wherein Paul Collingwood - who will work with the limited-overs squads for the upcoming tour and the T20 World Cup - and Mahela Jayawerdene - who will act as a batting consultant for the tour matches and the 1st test in the UAE - have been brought in.

National Selector James Whitaker said: “We would like to congratulate Alastair Cook, Eoin Morgan, Trevor Bayliss and Paul Farbrace on the excellent results they have achieved this summer across all three different formats. We are particularly pleased with the way in which a host of new, young players have swiftly adapted to international cricket and made their mark on the England team in such style.

“The challenge we face against Pakistan will be very different and the composition of our squads reflects the conditions we expect to encounter in the UAE. Zafar Ansari’s potential excites us and he will provide strong competition for Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali in the Test squad after enjoying an excellent domestic season with both bat and ball for Surrey.

“Alex Hales has scored heavily for Nottinghamshire in First Class cricket this season, has shown he can play match-winning innings for England in white ball cricket and fully deserves an opportunity to compete for a place at the top of the order in our Test side.

“In line with our recent decision to rest Joe Root for the Royal London One-Day Series against Australia, we have opted not to include Ben Stokes in our One-Day or T20 International squads. 

“Ben has been an outstanding performer for England this summer and this decision reflects a desire to manage his workload across a busy winter period in all three formats of the game. He will come back into contention for the white-ball format when we consider the make-up of our squads for the tour of South Africa later in the year.“

ECB’s Director, England Cricket, Andrew Strauss said: “We are delighted that Mahela and Paul will be joining the England management team, supporting our existing specialist coaches in this area. Both will bring a vast wealth of cricketing knowledge and expertise to the team, and in Mahela’s case, extensive experience of batting in the sub-continent which will be invaluable as part of our wider preparations for the UAE tour.”

England Test squad

Alastair Cook (Essex) captain

Moeen Ali (Worcestershire)

James Anderson (Lancashire)

Zafar Ansari (Surrey)

Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire)

Ian Bell (Warwickshire)

Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)

Jos Buttler (Lancashire)

Steven Finn (Middlesex)

Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire)

Liam Plunkett (Yorkshire)

Adil Rashid (Yorkshire)

Joe Root (Yorkshire)

Ben Stokes (Durham)

James Taylor (Nottinghamshire)

Mark Wood (Durham)

One-Day International squad

Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) captain

Moeen Ali (Worcestershire)

Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire)

Sam Billings (Kent)

Jos Buttler (Lancashire)

Steven Finn (Middlesex)

Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire)

Adil Rashid (Yorkshire)

Joe Root (Yorkshire)

Jason Roy (Surrey)

James Taylor (Nottinghamshire)

Reece Topley (Essex)

David Willey (Northamptonshire)

Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)

Mark Wood (Durham)

T20 International Squad

Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) captain

Moeen Ali (Worcestershire)

Sam Billings (Kent)

Jos Buttler (Lancashire)

Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire)

Chris Jordan (Sussex)

Stephen Parry (Lancashire)

Adil Rashid (Yorkshire)

Joe Root (Yorkshire)

Jason Roy (Surrey)

Reece Topley (Essex)

James Vince (Hampshire)

David Willey (Northamptonshire)

Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)

Mark Wood (Durham).

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