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England have included five uncapped players – Mark Wood, James Vince, Reece Topley, David Willey and Sam Billings – in the Twenty20 squad for the one-off match against New Zealand on Tuesday.
Rather surprisingly, pace bowler Stuart Broad, who was stripped of the Twenty20 captaincy when Andrew Strauss became England’s director of cricket, was not part of the 13-man squad.
ODI captain Eoin Morgan will lead a young England side during the one-off Twenty20 International at Old Trafford.
“This match against New Zealand allows us another opportunity to look at players relatively new to international cricket as we look to build a squad for the World T20 in India this winter,” national selector James Whitaker said. “The squad is made up of players who have demonstrated their ability in domestic cricket and fully deserve a chance to continue their progress against a very good New Zealand side.
“We have already seen our limited-overs cricket begin to move in the right direction which is exciting but we are all aware that we have plenty more to do if we are going to challenge the very best sides in the world on a regular basis.”
England T20 Squad: Eoin Morgan (capt), Sam Billings, Jos Buttler (wk), Steven Finn, Alex Hales, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, James Vince, David Willey, Mark Wood