Pope, Turner, and Tongue Make Unique Addition to England’s Caribbean Tour Squads

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Barely 12 hours after ending their dismal World Cup campaign with a 93-run win over Pakistan, England named fresh ODI and T20I squads for a tour to the Caribbean in December. The bilateral touring schedule waits for nobody.

The ODI squad contains only six players who were at the World Cup: Jos Buttler (captain), Gus Atkinson, Harry Brook, Brydon Carse, Sam Curran and Liam Livingstone. There are several new faces, including three players without an ODI cap in Ollie Pope, John Turner and Josh Tongue. Pope, who is returning from a shoulder injury, is preferred to Sam Hain, a surprise exclusion after an impressive debut series against Ireland in September. England will also play five T20Is on the tour from December 12-21, which form part of their preparation for June’s T20 World Cup in the United States and the Caribbean.

Moeen Ali, the oldest player in their ODI World Cup squad, has retained his T20I spot but England appear to have moved on from Dawid Malan in that format, who misses the cut.

ODI squad: Jos Buttler (captain), Rehan Ahmed, Gus Atkinson, Harry Brook, Brydon Carse, Zak Crawley, Sam Curran, Ben Duckett, Tom Hartley, Will Jacks, Liam Livingstone, Ollie Pope, Phil Salt, Josh Tongue, John Turner.

T20I squad: Jos Buttler (captain), Rehan Ahmed, Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Ben Duckett, Will Jacks, Liam Livingstone, Tymal Mills, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Josh Tongue, Reece Topley, John Turner, Chris Woakes.

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