Billings named in T20 squad
Kent’s Sam Billings has been named in England’s 15-man squad for the ICC World T20 beginning next month in India.
Wednesday’s (yesterday) announcement completes a whirlwind month for the 24-year-old wicketkeeperbatsman who will miss the start of the Kent season to play in the Indian Premier League after being signed by the Delhi Daredevils at the weekend.
He is currently in action for Islamabad United in the inaugural Pakistan Super League competition in Dubai, where he recently starred for England Lions in their fivematch ODI series defeat against Pakistan A. Billings is also due to jet out to South Africa later this month to join the England party for the two-T20 series against the Proteas. He has been given permission by Kent to play in the group stage of the IPL – which starts in April – but must return to England for the opening NatWest T20 Blast match against Somerset on May 20.
England’s campaign begins on March 16 against West Indies with South Africa, Sri Lanka and a qualifier their other opponents in the group stage.