England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) announced a 16-player squad on Thursday for the five-match Twenty20 international series against India commencing on March 12.
Batsman Eoin Morgan will lead the squad packed with ace T20 players including Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow. Players Jos Buttler and Jonny Bairstow who has been rested for the first two Tests would make their return in the squad for the T20I series.
All the matches will be held at the Sardar Patel Stadium in Ahmedabad. England is yet to finalize the squad for the three-match ODI series after the completion of the Test series. They will make they announcement for the same soon.
Both the teams are locking horns in their ongoing four-match Test series, with England leading the series by 1-0 after crushing the hosts in the first match at Chepauk by a remarkable margin of 227 runs. The series is equally crucial for both the teams as they battle out to secure a spot in the top two rankings of the ICC World Test Championship to make it into the finals.
The second Test will get underway from February 13 at the MA Chidambaram Stadium, Chennai. The teams will then travel to Ahmedabad for their remaining Test matches to be held at the Motera Stadium.
England Men’s IT20 Squad: Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonathan Bairstow, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, Mark Wood.
Reserves: Jake Ball, Matt Parkinson.
India vs England T20I Fixtures