Buttler, Stokes and Roy out as Malan and Billings return to England's T20I squad to face West Indies

Buttler and Stokes have been rested while Roy will return home after the final ODI to be present at the birth of his first child...


England have announced their 14-man squad to face the West Indies in their upcoming three-match T20I series.

The big news is that Jos Buttler, Ben Stokes and Jason Roy have all been left out of the squad, while Middlesex's Dawid Malan and Kent's Sam Billings have both returned for the first time since England's tour of Australia and New Zealand in 2018.

Buttler and Stokes will both be rested having featured in both the three-match Test series and the five-game ODI series.

Surrey's Jason Roy has been given leave to return to the UK to be present for the birth of his first child after England's final ODI on March 2.


Jason Roy will return to the UK for the birth of his first child

Roy played a key role in England's win in the opening ODI of the series, scoring a rapid 123 as England recorded their highest ever run chase in one-day cricket.

Billings consistently appears in T20 leagues across the globe, but his record for England has been modest so far. He has scored one sole half-century in 16 innings and averages just 13.06.

The England T20I squad: Eoin Morgan*, Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, David Willey, Mark Wood




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