England retains 16 players ODI Squad for upcoming Series against Pakistan


England has not made any changes in their ODI squad for their upcoming series against Pakistan which is slated to begin from 8th July. The three-match ODI series against Pakistan is a part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Super League.

ECB’s decision of going ahead with the same playing XI for the ODI series against Pakistan has delayed Ben Stokes returns to the squad even though he has recovered from the injury he sustained during the IPL 2021. Ben Stokes has been playing for the Durham squad in the T20 Vitality Blast after his recovery & will probably return to the national squad for the T20I series against Paksitan later this month.

Jos Buttler who has suffered a calf injury during the opening T20I match against Sri Lanka is recovering & thus he hasn’t been considered for the upcoming series against paksitan. England has already clinched the ongoing ODI series against Sri Lanka by defeating the visitors in the two ODIs played so far. The hosts will look forward to registering a series sweep by defeating the Lankan team in the third ODI on 4th July. England is set to make changes in their Playing XI for the final ODI against Sri Lanka.

George Garton is looking ahead to make his international debut in the third ODI & his impressive performance will keep him in the slot for the ODI series against Pakistan as well. Another player who will fancy his chances of getting an outing is Tom Banton. He has been drafted into the squad as a replacement of Dawid Malan following the latter’s withdrawal. Banton has also retained his spot in the 16 player squad for the Paksitan ODIs. The first ODI against Pakistan will be played on July 8 at Cardiff with the next two games scheduled to be held at Lord’s and Edgbaston on July 10 and 13 respectively.

ENG vs PAK: England ODI Squad

Eoin Morgan (C), Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Sam Billings, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, David Willey, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Liam Livingstone, Chris Woakes, Liam Dawson, George Garton, Tom Banton

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