England & Wales Cricket has announced the squads for the upcoming white-ball tour of South Africa. The tour gets underway with the first T20s on 27 November and finishes on 9 December with the final ODI of the three-match series. Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, and Sam Curran have been rested from the ODIs. England has named Left-arm seamer Reece Topley in 15-man squads for a tour.
Olly Stone, Liam Livingstone, and Lewis Gregory have also been included in the ODI series. These players will fill the spots of Stokes, Archer, and Curran. After playing for Rajasthan, Ben Stokes will travel to New Zealand to see his father, so ECB has dropped the all-rounder. Sam Curran and Archer both had played a hectic tournament in UAE, so Ashley Giles, the director of men’s cricket, gave them a good rest.
After some improving numbers in Blast this season, Joe Root didn’t get his name in the T20 squad along with Chris Woakes. Tom Banton has been added to both squads after a good performance in the home-summer.
Here are the complete squads for the white-ball tour.
Eoin Morgan (C), Moeen Ali, Jonathan Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Lewis Gregory, Liam Livingstone, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Olly Stone, Reece Topley, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood
Eoin Morgan (C), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonathan Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, Mark Wood