Monday, 5 December 2016

England pick the two deserters Morgan and Hales for India ODI and T20 Squads 2017

The squads for the white ball encounter with India at the start of 2017 have been announced today. 

England have decided that they are willing to forgive Morgan and Hales for deciding that Bangladesh was a security threat. An excuse that I never believed myself, but that's the party line, so it must be true. . 

Missing out in particular is Ben Duckett, I think perhaps Ben has been found out in India, and rather than take a risk they have decided not to expose him further. He is next in line no doubt about that, and I would really hope to see him playing for England in 2017 a bit later in the year. Just wrong time wrong place. But if anyone did argue his case, I certainly wouldn't put up an argument against him. I think he is a fantastic talent.  

Also not picked is Steven Finn, got to feel sorry for Finny, I am sure we will see him again in 2017 as well. 

Here are the full squads, cracking squads, and you can't have everyone, I wouldn't have picked Morgan or Hales myself, but there we go. 


Fixtures 

ODI
Jan 15th Pune
Jan 19th Cuttack
Jan 22nd Kolkata

T20's
Jan 26th Kanpur
Jan 29th Nagpur
Feb 1st Bengalru



England ODI squad: Eoin Morgan (Middlesex, captain), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Jake Ball (Nottinghamshire), Sam Billings (Kent), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Liam Dawson (Hampshire), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Liam Plunkett (Yorkshire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), Ben Stokes (Durham), David Willey (Yorkshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire).
T20 squad: Eoin Morgan (Middlesex, captain), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Jake Ball (Nottinghamshire), Sam Billings (Kent), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Liam Dawson (Hampshire), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Chris Jordan (Sussex), Tymal Mills (Sussex), Liam Plunkett (Yorkshire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), Ben Stokes (Durham), David Willey (Yorkshire).

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