Just 12 hours after ending their dismal World Cup campaign with a 93-run victory over Pakistan, England have named new ODI and T20I teams for a tour of the Caribbean in December. The bilateral tour schedule waits for no one.
The ODI team, which will play three matches against the West Indies from December 3-9, includes only six players who were in the World Cup: Jos Buttler (who remains captain in both white-ball formats), Gus Atkinson , Harry Brook. , Brydon Carse, Sam Curran and Liam Livingstone.
There are several new faces, including three uncapped ODI players in Ollie Pope, John Turner and Josh Tongue. Pope, returning from a shoulder injury, is preferred to Sam Hain, a surprise exclusion after an impressive debut series against Ireland in September.
England will also play five T20Is on the tour from December 12 to 21, which form part of their preparation for June’s T20 World Cup in the United States and the Caribbean.
Moeen Ali, the oldest player in their ODI World Cup squad, retained his T20I place, but England appear to have left Dawid Malan behind in that format, who missed the cut.
ODI Team: Jos Buttler (captain), 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, John Turner
T20I Team: 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