Stokes, Woakes, Wood return to England’s T20 World Cup squad

Jason Roy has been omitted from England’s Twenty20 World Cup squad as the opener paid for his torrid run of form. Roy had a series of low scores for England throughout the summer and couldn’r reverse his fortunes in The Hundred either, averaging 8.5 over six innings for Oval Invincibles and enduring three ducks.

Lancashire’s Phil Salt and Yorkshire’s Harry Brook have been picked in the 15-strong squad for the tournament in Australia, starting in October. Mark Wood and Chris Woakes have been drafted in despite last featuring during the Test tour of the West Indies in March, with both fast bowlers having regained fitness. Ben Stokes, England’s Test captain, has made a return to the side after having missed all T20Is since March 2021.