Parky picked for ODI bow

Manchester Evening News - - SPORT -

HAV­ING kept his place in the Test squad, Lan­cashire’s Matthew Parkin­son has now been picked for both the ODI and T20I squads for the tour to South Africa.

He is joined in all three squads by Red Rose team-mate Jos But­tler.

While Lan­cashire fast bowler Saqib Mah­mood, who was left out of the Test squad de­spite hav­ing been in­cluded in the tour of New Zealand, also re­ceives a maiden ODI call-up

The three-match ODI se­ries be­gins on Fe­bru­ary 4 in Cape Town, fol­lowed by a three-match T20I se­ries start­ing on Fe­bru­ary 12.

Parkin­son and But­tler join James An­der­son for the Test leg of the se­ries, which comes be­fore the lim­ited-overs games.

Both Parkin­son and Mah­mood made their de­buts in the T20I se­ries in New Zealand, con­tribut­ing to­wards an im­pres­sive 3-2 se­ries win for the vis­i­tors.

Joe Root, mean­while, has been left out of the Twenty20 squad.

Na­tional se­lec­tor Ed Smith, said: “These two squads were selected with an eye on the T20 World Cup in Aus­tralia in 2020.”

■ ODI SQUAD: Eoin Mor­gan (Mid­dle­sex), Moeen Ali (Worces­ter­shire), Jonny Bairstow (York­shire), Tom Ban­ton (Som­er­set), Pat Brown (Worces­ter­shire), Sam Cur­ran (Sur­rey), Tom Cur­ran (Sur­rey), Joe Denly (Kent), Chris Jor­dan (Sus­sex), Saqib Mah­mood (Lan­cashire), Dawid Malan (York­shire), Matthew Parkin­son (Lan­cashire), Adil Rashid (York­shire), Joe Root (York­shire), Ja­son Roy (Sur­rey), Chris Woakes (Warwickshi­re).

■ T20 SQUAD: Eoin Mor­gan (Mid­dle­sex), Moeen Ali (Worces­ter­shire), Jofra Archer (Sus­sex), Jonathan Bairstow (York­shire), Jos But­tler (Lan­cashire), Pat Brown (Worces­ter­shire), Sam Cur­ran (Sur­rey), Tom Cur­ran (Sur­rey), Joe Denly (Kent), Chris Jor­dan (Sus­sex), Dawid Malan (York­shire), Matt Parkin­son (Lan­cashire), Adil Rashid (York­shire), Ja­son Roy (Sur­rey), Ben Stokes (Durham), Mark Wood (Durham).

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