Squads to face Australia
EJG Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali,
JC Archer, JM Bairstow, T Banton, SW Billings, JC Buttler (wkt), SM Curran, TK Curran, JL Denly, CJ Jordan,
AU Rashid, MA Wood. Reserves: LS Livingstone, S Mahmood.
(all Ageas Bowl) Sept 4 (6pm), Sept 6 (2.15pm), Sept 8 (6pm).
Morgan (c), Moeen, Archer, Bairstow, Banton, Billings, Buttler, SM Curran, TK Curran, Rashid, JE Root,
CR Woakes, Wood. Reserves: Denly, Mahmood.
Old Trafford, 1pm) Sept 11, 13 and 16. get a chance in the final game today at Emirates Old Trafford.
“He’s playing good cricket and still has ambitions to be in all the England white-ball sides. But that’s one of the unfortunate consequences of having a lot of strength in depth,” Smith said. Fellow leftarmer Sam Curran replaces Willey in both squads.
Smith said that England would pick their strongest team in both series against Australia.
The T20 series – which begins at the Ageas Bowl on Friday – has been identified as crucial in the build-up to the World Cup, while the ODI series is part of the ODI Super League, which will determine qualification for the 2023 World Cup.
“We still want to field our strongest XI in these games,” Smith said. “It’s a wonderful opportunity to finish the summer on a strong note.”
After a difficult Test summer, Archer will play his first limitedovers game for England since bowling the super over in the World Cup final against New Zealand in July last year. “It gives another dimension to the team,” Smith said.
Roy will not be fit for the T20 series but will remain in the biosecure bubble, with England hopeful that he will be able to appear in the ODI series.
Tom Banton will get a further opportunity to deputise for Roy at the top of the order, while Moeen Ali retains his place in both squads.
Ben Stokes was not considered after being granted compassionate leave to visit his father in New Zealand.