Morgan to Lead T20 Charge
By Michael Norwood
September 23 2019
Eoin Morgan looks set to lead England into the World T20 in Australia next year, after being confirmed in the squad for the five match series with New Zealand next month.
it was feared that Morgan's back trouble would mean he called a halt to leading the national side, but we might just be seeing one more year from our world cup winning captain.
Jonny Bairstow will open for the side, despite losing his test place in the two match series in the same country, and he is likely to be joined at the tope of the order by Dawid Malan, who had a fine T20 season for Middlesex.
There is still no recall for opener Alex Hales, after his famous dumping ahead of the World Cup, although at the time we didn't know if he would still be available for the T20 squad, this answers that question.
It is a very inexeperienced looking side, and one that we definately change for the main event next year, although we are delighted to see Worcestershire's Pat Brown get a chance, after he once again impressed on finals day last weekend.
England squad: Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) captain, Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Tom Banton (Somerset), Sam Billings (Kent), Pat Brown (Worcestershire), Sam Curran (Surrey), Tom Curran (Surrey), Joe Denly (Kent), Lewis Gregory (Somerset), Chris Jordan (Sussex), Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire), Dawid Malan (Middlesex), Matt Parkinson (Lancashire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), James Vince (Hampshire).
England tour of New Zealand
27 T20 warm-up, Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln
29 T20 warm-up, Bert Sutcliffe Oval, Lincoln
1 1st T20 v New Zealand, Hagley Oval, Christchurch
3 2nd T20 v New Zealand, Westpac Stadium, Wellington
5 3rd T20 v New Zealand, Saxton Oval, Nelson
8 4th T20 v New Zealand, McLean Park, Napier
10 5th T20 v New Zealand, Eden Park, Auckland
12 Two-day warm-up, Cobham Oval, Whangarei
15 Three-day warm-up, Cobham Oval, Whangarei
21 1st Test v New Zealand, Bay Oval, Mt Maunganui
29 2nd Test v New Zealand, Seddon Park, Hamilton
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