7 covid cases in original England squad forces fresh Team selection for Pak ODIs
In a massive development, the new covid delta variant has rattled the original England ODI squad for the Pakistan series with 7 members infected including 3 cricketers which have cause a major chaos and forced the ECB to put the current squad in isolation and select a makeshift squad to be captain by Ben Stokes who was apparently slated to return in the India test series.
The England squad which has just finished their winning ODI series against Srilanka gets into complete isolation. Due to this major development with 3 players and 4 support staff getting infect. 7 covid cases in original England squad forces fresh Team selection for Pak ODIs.
The makeshift team put together hurriedly has test batsmen Zak Crawley and Dan Lawrence. Apart from many other fresh faces many of whom will make their international debut in this series. Senior white ball batsman Dawid Malan is in the squad but still, there was no room for Alex Hales. Which has led to much controversy in English media circles.
England ODI squad for Pakistan series :
Ben Stokes (capt), Jake Ball, Danny Briggs, Brydon Carse, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Lewis Gregory, Tom Helm, Will Jacks, Dan Lawrence, Saqib Mahmood, Dawid Malan, Craig Overton, Matt Parkinson, David Payne, Phil Salt, John Simpson, James Vince