England selectors have picked uncapped players Reece Topley and James Vince in their T20 squad to face New Zealand at the Old Trafford, Manchester on June 23. National selector James Whitaker said that the squad is chosen keeping the 2016 World T20 in mind. Senior players like Stuart Broad, James Anderson and Mooen Ali were dropped from the squad.
This match against New Zealand allows us another opportunity to look at players relatively new to international cricket as we look to build a squad for the World T20 in India this winter. The squad is made up of players who have demonstrated their ability in domestic cricket and fully deserve a chance to continue their progress against a very good New Zealand side. We have already seen our limited overs cricket begin to move in the right direction which is exciting but we are all aware that we have plenty more to do if we are going to challenge the very best sides in the world on a regular basis, said national selector James Whitaker.
England T20 squad: Eoin Morgan (c), Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Steven Finn, Alex Hales, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, James Vince, David Willey, Mark Wood