England pick 5 uncapped players in T20 squad
England have picked 5 uncapped players in their squad for their one-off T20 match against New Zealand at Old Trafford on June 23. Sam Billings, Reece Topley, James Vince, David Willey and Mark Wood are the uncapped players picked in the squad. The 13-man team does not include Stuart Broad, who was removed as the captain of the T20 squad after Andrew Strauss was appointed as England's director of cricket.
Reece Topley and James Vince were the only two amongst the five who were not involved in the current ODI series against New Zealand. "This match against New Zealand allows us another opportunity to look at players relatively new to international cricket as we look to build a squad for the World T20 in India this winter," national selector James Whitaker said. "The squad is made up of players who have demonstrated their ability in domestic cricket and fully deserve a chance to continue their progress against a very good New Zealand side.
"We have already seen our limited-overs cricket begin to move in the right direction which is exciting but we are all aware that we have plenty more to do if we are going to challenge the very best sides in the world on a regular basis."
Squad Eoin Morgan (capt), Sam Billings, Jos Buttler (wk), Steven Finn, Alex Hales, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, James Vince, David Willey, Mark WoodPublished 18 Jun 2015, 21:35 IST