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Tom Banton named in England IT20 squad

Tom Banton has been named in the 16-player squad for England men’s International Twenty20 matches against West Indies next month.

Eoin Morgan will captain the team.

Paul Collingwood will stand in as head coach for the five-match series, which will be played in Barbados from January 22-30.

Former Somerset Captain, Marcus Trescothick will also join the squad as an assistant coach.

The squad includes 11 players who travelled to the United Arab Emirates for the T20 World Cup last November. Left-arm seamer David Payne is the one uncapped player in the squad.

Paul Collingwood said: “We have selected a strong squad with some serious batting power and a balanced attack as we begin preparations ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia.

“The World Cup is less than a year away and there will be increased opportunities for the squad in the absence of those players who are with the Ashes squad.

“I have good memories winning a World Cup in Barbados and I’m really looking forward to going back there with this squad to face a very good West Indies who will test all aspects of our skills.”

Squad:

Eoin Morgan (Middlesex – captain),
Moeen Ali (Worcestershire),
Tom Banton (Somerset),
Sam Billings (Kent),
Liam Dawson (Hampshire),
George Garton (Sussex),
Chris Jordan (Surrey),
Liam Livingstone (Lancashire),
Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire),
Tymal Mills (Sussex),
David Payne (Gloucestershire),
Adil Rashid (Yorkshire),
Jason Roy (Surrey),
Phil Salt (Lancashire),
Reece Topley (Surrey),
James Vince (Hampshire).

T20I Series

All matches to be played at the Kensington Oval, Barbados:

Saturday, January 22 – 1st T20I West Indies v England Sunday,

January 23 – 2nd T20I West Indies v England Wednesday,

January 26 – 3rd T20I West Indies v England Saturday,

January 29 – 4th T20I West Indies v England Sunday,

January 30 – 5th T20I West Indies v England

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