Opener Jason Roy Dropped From England's Twenty20 World Cup Squad

Jason Roy, England’s opener, has been left off the team for the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia, although spinners Mark Wood and Chris Woakes are well enough to play again.

Despite not playing in England’s T20 matches since March 2021, England Test skipper Ben Stokes is still featured.

Moeen Ali will serve as a captain in Jos Buttler’s absence for the commencement of the tour of Pakistan.

Before the World Cup kicks off on October 16, England plays seven Twenty20 matches in Pakistan starting on September 20.

Roy, 32, has played a crucial role in England’s recent success with the white ball but has had a difficult summer.

He has only achieved 51 runs in six innings for Oval Invincibles in The Hundred, with three ducks, and the best score in his last 11 international innings is 43.

Rob Key, managing director of England, said of Buttler, “He’s a hit a terrible patch of form at the worst moment,” He also revealed that Jonny Bairstow would be elevated to open with Buttler.

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I don’t think Jason’s T20 career is ended due to this. We continue to think of him as an integral element of that setup because the 50-over format is still his most acceptable fit.

In a roster of 19 for the series in Pakistan, England has included five uncapped players, while the team for the World Cup has been reduced to 15, with three traveling reserves.

Before the competition, Buttler’s team faced off against the hosts and the reigning champions three times.

On October 22, England’s campaign against Afghanistan gets underway in Perth.

The 2016 edition of the T20 World Cup saw England, the 50-over world champions, go to the final before being defeated.

Eoin Morgan, the former captain who retired in June, won’t be leading them in their first international white-ball competition since 2014.

Woakes, 33, and Wood, 32, both last appeared for England during the March Test tour of the West Indies.

They help a pace-bowling team still missing Jofra Archer after recovering from knee and elbow surgeries.

Key said, “They are back in with fingers crossed.” “It’s likely that Wood and Woakes will begin to become fit by the conclusion of the Pakistan tour,”

Stokes is rested for the tour of Pakistan, which starts a little more than a week after England’s last Test against South Africa at The Oval, even though he no longer plays one-day international cricket.

Bairstow will join the World Cup team despite being sidelined for the Pakistan visit.

Liam Livingstone, who is still recovering from an ankle injury, will also miss the Pakistan leg, while World Cup backup Tymal Mills (toe) will go straight to Australia.

Although Buttler is dealing with a calf ailment, he is anticipated to be ready for the last games of the Pakistan series.

Moeen, whose family is from Pakistan, will be honored to lead England on their first tour to the nation in 17 years due to his absence.

Although the flooding wracked significant portions of Pakistan, Key declared that England still plans to travel there.

Last year, England canceled a trip to Pakistan because of “growing worries about travelling to the area.”

We are pretty eager to do this vacation, Key remarked. “It will take a lot for us to stay inside, not go outside.

It has been a somewhat trying moment for the people of that nation, so maybe our going out there and performing will be a good narrative.”

The Warwickshire quick bowler Olly Stone, who has represented England in three Tests and four ODIs after suffering a back injury, will tour Pakistan with a group of untested T20 players.

Along with him are Lancashire left-arm fast bowler Luke Wood, Middlesex pacer Tom Helm, and Kent and Surrey hitters Jordan Cox and Will Jacks, respectively.

England squad for the Men’s T20 World Cup: Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood. Travelling reserves: Liam Dawson, Richard Gleeson, Tymal Mills.