Dawid Malan and Chris Jordan have returned to the England white-ball set-up as part of a 14-man squad to face Pakistan in three T20 internationals in August and September. Both missed out on involvement in the recent ODIs against Ireland because of injury.
Joe Denly is included after being forced out of the Ireland series with a back spasm on the eve of the first ODI. With a number of first-choice players still involved in the ongoing Tests against Pakistan, there is also a recall for allrounder Lewis Gregory.
Liam Livingstone and Reece Topley, who made his first international appearance in four years in the second Ireland ODI before suffering a groin injury, are among the reserves, alongside Pat Brown, who has also returned from a back problem after making his T20I debut last year.
Malan suffered a calf injury after being named in England’s 55-man training group at the start of the summer, but has shown good form since his comeback, making a career-best first-class score of 219 for his new county, Yorkshire, in the ongoing round of Bob Willis Trophy matches. He became only the second Englishman to score a T20I hundred in Napier last year but has found regular opportunities hard to come by in the limited-overs formats.
Jordan had surgery on a long-standing elbow problem in July, and his last outing was for Karachi Kings in the PSL in March.
“In this crowded international summer, players who are currently in the Test match bio-secure bubble for the Pakistan Test series are not included in this squad,” national selector, Ed Smith, said. “We want to give multi-format players some opportunity to rest and refresh, while still selecting strong squads for every series. We will announce the squad for the Australia T20 series at a later date.”
Graham Thorpe will assume head coaching duties, with Chris Silverwood involved in the Test bubble, with Paul Collingwood – who oversaw the 2-1 series win over Ireland – acting as No. 2. Marcus Trescothick has been seconded as batting coach, Jon Lewis and Azhar Mahmood will look after the bowlers and James Foster is wicketkeeping coach.
All three games against Pakistan will take place at Emirates Old Trafford. England will play Australia in three T20Is and three ODIs behind closed doors from September 4.
England T20I squad: Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jonathan Bairstow, Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Lewis Gregory, Chris Jordan, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, David Willey
Pat Brown (Worcestershire), Liam Livingstone (Lancashire), Reece Topley (Surrey).