With the help of a little shuffling (Resting/rotation), Liam Livingstone and Lewis Gregory are included in the England ODI squad for the white-ball only tour of South Africa.
I’ve long been a fan of the oxymoronic named Livingstone. He’s a fantastic all-round cricketer who has performed well in all facets of the game in all formats of the game. He’s done well in county cricket, on the franchise circuit and with England Lions, despite his path to those destinations been one less traveled.
Yes he didn’t quite get going when in full colours before but he’s now a much more experienced player, a potential match winner and as he’s shown as a substitute, an excellent fielder.
Gregory has underwhelmed in his T20I appearances. He wasn’t provided with much responsibility against New Zealand and didn’t seize his opportunities against Australia. It’s fair to see him provided with potential further opportunities though.
Jake Ball comes in out of the cold, well, sort of. He’s officially a reserve. He did well in the T20 Blast and though has been known to be particularly expensive for England, I always felt that he was up against it after continually being carried around as 12th man.
Full squads are below:
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