Jos Buttler To Lead England In Upcoming West Indies Tour; Only 6 Players From CWC 2023 Squad Retained In ODI Setup

Jos Buttler To Lead England In Upcoming West Indies Tour; Only 6 Players From CWC 2023 Squad Retained In ODI Setup

Jos Buttler has retained England white-ball captaincy for the West Indies as they name ODI and T20I squads for the West Indies tour

ANIUpdated: Sunday, November 12, 2023, 01:05 PM IST
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Jos Buttler. | (Image Credits: Twitter)

Keeper-batter Jos Buttler will continue to lead England as the selectors announced the limited-overs squads for the West Indies tour in December. In addition to that, only six players from the 2023 World Cup squad will make it to the Caribbean for the ODIs as England start the rebuilding process ahead of the next World Cup. The tourists will square off in 3 ODIs and 5 T20Is.

Gus Atkinson, Harry Brook, Brydon Carse, Sam Curran and Liam Livingstone join the white-ball skipper Jos Butler, with the first two 50-over matches to be played in Antigua.

The series presents Jos Buttler-led side with an opportunity to establish fresh long-term strategies in the 50-over game, while also looking ahead to the ICC Men's T20 World Cup 2024, which will be contested in the West Indies and the United States.

Moeen Ali, the oldest player in England's ODI World Cup team, has retained his T20I spot, but England appears to have moved on from Dawid Malan, who does not make the cut. Barbados will host the third and final ODI and the opening T20I, before Grenada and Trinidad host two T20Is each. The Three Lions will also play five T20Is on the tour from December 12-21.

Josh Tongue, along with fellow seamer John Turner, has been picked in both T20I and ODI squads following a breakout home summer in the Test format. The 22-year-old has made an impression for Hampshire as well as the Trent Rockets in The Hundred.

After failing to qualify for the ICC World Cup 2023, the series will represent the West Indies' return to international cricket, having last played when India visited in August. The team lost the three-match ODI series 2-1, but won the T20I series 3-2.

England's squads for the West Indies tour:

England ODI squad: Jos Buttler (c), Rehan Ahmed, Gus Atkinson, Harry Brook, Brydon Carse, Zak Crawley, Sam Curran, Ben Duckett, Tom Hartley, Will Jacks, Liam Livingstone, Ollie Pope, Phil Salt, Josh Tongue, Josh Turner.

England T20I squad: Jos Buttler (captain), Rehan Ahmed, Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Ben Duckett, Will Jacks, Liam Livingstone, Tymal Mills, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Josh Tongue, Reece Topley, John Turner, Chris Woakes.

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