Three reserve players will go with England’s 18-member squad for the T20 World Cup in Australia in 2022. Jason Roy tore his calf muscle and would have been able to play in the World Cup, but he was benched because of recent struggles with his form.
Jofra Archer is also absent since he is still recovering from an injury. After having a terrible accident while playing golf, Jonny Bairstow has been ruled out. The injury reports are not sounding well for the England team ahead of T20I World Cup, which will be held in Australia.
Jos Buttler will serve as England’s new white-ball captain for the competition. He will visit Pakistan, but a calf ailment will prevent him from playing in the entire series. Until Buttler is fit, Moeen Ali will be the team’s captain.
Jonny Bairstow was ruled out
The Wicket-keeper English batter was a member of the T20 WC team but was injured unexpectedly while out playing golf. The third Test and the T20 World Cup will not feature Yorkshire’s batter due to a lower limb injury. Ben Duckett has been chosen for the third Test, and a decision will be made soon regarding Bairstow’s successor for the T20 World Cup.
Absence of Jofra Archer
The loss of Jofra Archer will be England’s biggest letdown. Due to a back issue that developed later and an elbow injury, the fast bowler has missed more than a year of play. He was expected to be back for the T20 World Cup, but his recuperation isn’t looking good. Therefore, he has been ruled out.
Jason Roy is not on the team
With the bat, Jason Roy struggled mightily in the series against India. In The Hundred, he backed that up with three ducks in four innings. Phil Salt steps in to take his spot on the side. At the top of the order, Dawid Malan and Jos Buttler are set to team up.