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30th April 2024 News

Mark Wood named in provisional World Cup squad & 15 for Pakistan series

England Men’s selection panel have named a provisional squad for the ICC T20 World Cup 2024 in the West Indies and United States of America starting in June and the preceding four-match Vitality IT20 series against Pakistan, which gets underway next month in Leeds.

Sussex quick bowler Jofra Archer has recovered from his right elbow injury and is named in the squad. Archer’s last appearance at this level came over a year ago in England’s tour of Bangladesh in March 2023.

Lancashire left-arm spinning all-rounder Tom Hartley is the sole uncapped player and, along with Surrey batter Will Jacks, are the only players not to feature at an ICC World tournament previously.

Selected players, currently playing in the Indian Premier League, will return in time for the series against Pakistan, which gets underway at Headingley on Wednesday 22 May 2024.

The World Cup squad will fly to the Caribbean on 31 May ahead of England’s opening group match against Scotland at the Kensington Oval, Barbados, on Wednesday 4 June.

*England Provisional ICC Men’s T20 World Cup & Vitality IT20 Squad versus Pakistan Squad:*

Jos Buttler (Lancashire) Captain, Moeen Ali (Warwickshire), Jofra Archer (Sussex) Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire), Harry Brook (Yorkshire), Sam Curran (Surrey), Ben Duckett (Nottinghamshire), Tom Hartley (Lancashire), Will Jacks (Surrey), Chris Jordan (Surrey), Liam Livingstone (Lancashire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Phil Salt (Lancashire), Reece Topley (Surrey), Mark Wood (Durham)

*ICC Men’s T20 World Cup 2024 – England’s Group Fixtures:*

England v Scotland, Tuesday 4 June 2024, Kensington Oval, Barbados (10.30am local)

Australia v England. Saturday 8 June 2024, Kensington Oval, Barbados (1.00pm local)

England v Oman, Thursday 13 June 2024, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua and Barbuda (3.00pm local)

Namibia v England, Saturday 15 June 2024, Sir Vivian Richards Stadium, Antigua and Barbuda (1.00pm local)

*England Men’s Vitality IT20 Series versus Pakistan:*

1st IT20: England v Pakistan, Wednesday 22 May 2024, Headingley, Leeds (6.30pm local)

2nd IT20: England v Pakistan, Saturday 25 May 2024, Edgbaston, Birmingham (2.30pm local)

3rd IT20: England v Pakistan, Tuesday 28 May 2024, Sophia Gardens, Cardiff (6.30pm local)

4th IT20: England v Pakistan, Thursday30 May 2024, The Kia Oval, London (6.30pm local)

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