England announces their squad for first two Tests against India in February 2021
The England cricket team is presently enjoying against Sri within the two-match take a look at series at Galle International arena and area unit leading by 1-0. Following this, country players can trip Asian nation for a two-month long tour comprising four-match take a look at series followed by five T20I Internationals and three sooner or later Internationals.
Ahead of the marquee take a look at series, the Board of management for Cricket in Asian nation (BCCI) had discovered AN 18-member Indian squad for the primary 2 Tests some days back. Following the suit, the britain and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) conjointly declared a 16-member competent squad for the primary and second match game against Asian nation. additionally, the britain National Selectors have conjointly named six travel reserves for the guests.
The take a look at series against Asian nation marks the come back of bowling all arounder Jofra Archer, swashbuckling baseball player Rory Burns and all arounder mountain Stokes within the England squad. whereas each Archer and Stokes were unweary for the series against land to arrange them for the jam-packed schedule this year, Burns had opted dead set be together with his adult female for the birth of his 1st kid.
England 16-men Squad vs India
Joe Root (captain), Jofra Archer, Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Rory Burns, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Ben Foakes, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Dom Sibley, Ben Stokes, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes. Reserves: James Bracey, Mason Crane, Saqib Mahmood, Matthew Parkinson, Ollie Robinson, Amar Virdi
Jonny Bairstow not enclosed within the take a look at squad for Asian nation
After the land take a look at series, spectacular young England talent Ollie Pope is equipped to miss the primary 2 Tests against Asian nation too. Pope is ill from a shoulder injury sustained in Sept throughout the take a look at series against Islamic Republic of Pakistan. ECB hopes to feature Ollie back within the squad for Asian nation whenever he’s acceptable take the sector.
Meanwhile, few notable omissions from the most squads area unit dessert apple Bairstow, Sam Curran, and Mark Wood. All 3 players area unit presently that includes within the take a look at series against land however are unweary for the primary 2 Tests against Asian nation. Also, if there are not any injuries or any unforeseen circumstances, Craig Overton can come back home when the land series.