England cricket selectors on Friday recalled Jonny Bairstow to the Take a look at squad for subsequent month’s sequence in Sri Lanka however rested Ben Stokes and Jofra Archer. Bairstow, 31, has performed simply one in all England’s 12 Take a look at matches for the reason that 2019 Ashes and misplaced his Take a look at central contract in September. Quick bowler Archer and all-rounder Stokes aren’t a part of the 16-man squad however will return in February for the Take a look at sequence in opposition to India.
Surrey batsman Rory Burns misses the tour as his spouse is anticipating their first little one throughout the second week of January.
Ollie Pope, who’s recovering from a shoulder harm, will be part of the squad and proceed his rehabilitation in preparation for the four-match Take a look at sequence in opposition to India, beginning in February.
The selectors stated they’d give a block of relaxation for all multi-format gamers at numerous factors throughout England’s winter programme .
The touring occasion, together with seven travelling reserves, departs for Sri Lanka on January 2 and can play two Take a look at matches behind closed doorways at Galle Worldwide Cricket Stadium, beginning on January 14 and January 22.
England Take a look at squad: Joe Root (capt), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Dom Bess, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Zak Crawley, Sam Curran, Ben Foakes, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Dom Sibley, Olly Stone, Chris Woakes, Mark Wooden
Reserves: James Bracey, Mason Crane, Saqib Mahmood, Craig Overton, Matthew Parkinson, Ollie Robinson, Amar Virdi
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