Key takeaways from England’s squad for 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup

England named their 15-member squad for the 2022 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup in Australia, with one main exclusion taking everybody abruptly.

The event in Australia would be the first main problem for newly-appointed skipper Jos Buttler, as expectations can be excessive from one of many pre-tournament favourites. Buttler has already stamped his mark, seeking to impart his personal imprint on a facet which was for so lengthy led by the influential former skipper Eoin Morgan.

One main choice name – to drop his opening associate Jason Roy – has already caught everybody abruptly. But there are fairly a number of different takeaways from the squad named for the showpiece occasion in Australia, with England hoping to clinch their second T20 World Cup trophy. 

Here we check out a number of of them. 

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Roy pays the worth for a poor summer season

It has been a torrid summer season of worldwide cricket for Jason Roy, with the explosive opener struggling for runs in each the white-ball codecs. In 2022, Roy has solely gathered 206 runs in 11 T20Is, at a meagre common of 18.72 and an under-par strike-rate of 104.4.

He additionally has just one half-century to his identify, a far cry from his earlier performances, when he was feared as probably the most devastating openers in world cricket.

England have been fairly ruthless in discarding Roy, with choices aplenty on the prime of the order. Skipper Jos Buttler will take up one of many opening slots the place he can be partnered by both Jonny Bairstow or newcomer Phil Salt. 

Yet it’s a resolution which can elevate fairly a number of headlights, as probably the most important cogs of English white-ball cricket up to now few years, has been dropped forward of a significant event.

Elaborating on the choice, England males’s staff managing director Rob Key stated, “We thought who was the best, what was the best opening partnership for the World Cup and we found that it’s unfortunate timing as much as anything else.” 

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Veteran tempo duo return regardless of damage issues

England have additionally had a troublesome time all through the summer season within the tempo division, with a rotating unit of quick bowlers taking on the mantle on a series-by-series foundation. Three mainstays of the tempo unit – Jofra Archer, Mark Wood and Chris Woakes – have all been out for a chronic interval, with totally different damage points. 

England although will now be bolstered by two of them returning to the squad, within the type of Mark Wood and Chris Woakes. While Woakes will present some much-needed management and swing up entrance, Wood will deliver specific tempo, one thing which they’ve sorely missed within the current occasions. 

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The duo can be backed within the tempo division by Sam Curran, Reece Topley, David Willey, Chris Jordan and Ben Stokes. 

Though nearly assured choices whereas match and firing, Woakes and Wood’s current lack of cricket in addition to match health can be a giant concern for Buttler and co. The pair final performed a T20I throughout their semi-final loss to New Zealand on the 2021 ICC Men’s T20 World Cup.

Their rehab within the build-up to the event can be essential to England, as they appear so as to add some verve and variations of their tempo assault. 

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A bevy of all-rounders

Despite Morgan’s retirement, England’s coverage of packing their facet with gamers who contribute in all three sides of the sport has continued beneath Buttler’s management.

Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Chris Woakes, David Willey and Liam Livingstone are all gamers who could make a mark with each the bat and the ball.

While Stokes, Curran and Ali are real all-rounders, the remaining are additionally greater than able to contributing to at least one facet of the sport, whereas being a specialist within the different.

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England will hope that filling their facet with all-rounders will give them loads of depth with the bat, in addition to with the ball. 

With the squad pencilled in and a few huge choices made, England will goal to raised their efficiency from the earlier version of the event in 2021, the place they fell quick within the semis.


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