England called up 55 players for training to preparation new season
ECB have announced a 55-member training squad for the series. They will play against the West Indies, Pakistan, Ireland and Australia in the coming days. So for England called up 55 players for training to preparation of starting new season.
Despite the start of the season being postponed until July due to the corona virus. England has determined to host the West Indies, Pakistan, Ireland and Australia this year. 55 players have called up for the training camp.
Surprisingly, the training squad did not include aggressive opening batsman Alex Hales. Also Liam Plunkett who was World Cup winning teammate is missing. According to Dawn News
England have 3 Test matches to play against West Indies before the series against Pakistan and the squads will be announced later.
This group will not be train in one place but with SOPs in different counties and grounds.
“It’s great to see the players returning to the field for training and we’ve worked hard to get there” said Mo Bobat. England and Wales Cricket Board’s performance director.
He said that the purpose of inviting such a large number of players for training is that selectors will have many options to choose from of them.
Among the 55 players called for training 14 of them have not represent to England at international level in any format.
Players Names to called for training
These players include James Anderson, Joe Root, Owen Morgan, Moin Ali, Adil Rashid, Joffrey Archer. Johnny Bairstow, Tom Benton Dom Base, Sam Billings, James Bracey. Stuart Broad, Henry Brooks, Pat Brown, Rory Burns, Jose Butler. , Braden Cars, Mason Crane. Zack Crowley, Sam Curran, Tom Curran and Liam Dawson.
Among them are Joe Danley, Ben Duckett, Lori Evans, Ben Fox, Chard Gleason. Louis Gregory, Sam Hein, Tom Helm, Will Jacques, Keaton Jennings, Chris Jordan. Tom Kohler Cadmore, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Liam Livingston, Saqib. Mahmoud, David Milan, Ben Stokes, Jason Roy, Craig Overton, Jamie Overton. Matt Parkinson, Oli Pope, Oli Robinson, Phil Salt, Dom Sibley, Oli Stone, Race Topley. James Owens, Amar Verdi, David Willie, Chris Vokes and Mark Wood has called in for training.