England have named a 16-man squad for their three-match IT20 series vs Pakistan which begins on Friday at Trent Bridge.
Eoin Morgan’s side come into the series after a fabulous 3-0 whitewash in the ODI series.
The squad was hastily put together after an outbreak of COVID meant the entire 50 over squad that had taken part in the Sri Lanka series had to enter self-isolation.
Nine uncapped players were named in that squad but after Ben’s Babes successfully demolished Pakistan, England are now close to full strength for the T20 campaign.
Familiar faces are back in the team as Morgan looks to nail down his strongest XI for the World Cup later this year.
Saqib Mahmood, Matt Parkinson and Lewis Gregory are all rewarded with places in the squad following their impressive form in the 50 over format.
Mahmood was named player of the series after taking nine wickets at 13.66 while Gregory starred with the bat in the final match at Edgbaston, hitting his maiden international half-century as England won by three wickets.
Parkinson looked good with the ball in hand, making an impression after stepping in for Adil Rashid.
There is no place for Stokes in the IT20 squad who is rested. Other notable absentees include Sam Curran and Chris Woakes who are likely to play a role in the test series against India later this summer. Sam Billings also, unfortunately, misses out.
Here is the squad in full…
Eoin Morgan (Middlesex – captain)
Moeen Ali (Worcestershire)
Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire)
Jake Ball (Nottinghamshire)
Tom Banton (Somerset)
Jos Buttler (Lancashire)
Tom Curran (Surrey)
Lewis Gregory (Somerset)
Chris Jordan (Sussex)
Liam Livingstone (Lancashire)
Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire)
Dawid Malan (Yorkshire)
Matt Parkinson (Lancashire)
Adil Rashid (Yorkshire)
Jason Roy (Surrey)
David Willey (Yorkshire)
All playing staff and support staff have tested negative after finishing their self-isolation period, clearing the way for their involvement in the series.
England play their three matches at Trent Bridge, Headingley and Old Trafford.