England tour of West Indies, 2022: Full squads, Fixtures & Preview: All you need to know
The England tour of West Indies, 2022 comprises 3 Tests and 5 T20Is and will go on from January 22 to March 28.
The tour of the West Indies will bring an opportunity for England to provide some joy to their fans. The last few months have been tough for England cricket, with the team losing to New Zealand, India and finally the Ashes.
A change in format and personnel means that the England players can be a lot freer to express themselves. Eoin Morgan as the leader at the helm will also make a big difference.
England have made a few interesting selection calls. Uncapped left-arm seamer David Payne has earned a maiden call-up to England's T20I squad and will be itching to show what he's capable of.
Payne, 30, was named in England's ODI squad earlier this year after England's first-choice squad had to be quarantined ahead of the series against Pakistan but didn't get a game. The Gloucestershire seamer will look to partner with Mills and Topley to give the West Indies batters some trouble.
With Chris Silverwood and Graham Thorpe given a break, Paul Collingwood and Marcus Trescothick have been assigned coaching duties for the West Indies tour. While announcing the white-ball squad, this is what Collingwood had to say.
"We have selected a strong squad with some serious batting power and a balanced attack as we begin preparations ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia," said Collingwood. "The World Cup is less than a year away and there will be increased opportunities for the squad in the absence of those players who are with the Ashes squad. I have good memories winning a World Cup in Barbados and I’m really looking forward to going back there with this squad to face a very good West Indies who will test all aspects of our skills."
West Indies welcome back permanent captain and their talisman Kieron Pollard whose presence both with the bat and in the field can make a big difference to the outcome of the series.
The return of all-rounders Fabian Allen and Jason Holder also means that the hosts will be much more balanced than they were against Pakistan earlier this year.
West Indies: Kieron Pollard (captain), Nicholas Pooran, Fabian Allen, Darren Bravo, Roston Chase, Sheldon Cottrell, Dominic Drakes, Shai Hope, Akeal Hosein, Jason Holder, Brandon King, Kyle Mayers, Rovman Powell, Romario Shepherd, Odean Smith, Hayden Walsh Jr
England: Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Liam Dawson, George Garton, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Saqib Mahmood, Tymal Mills, David Payne, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Phil Salt, Reece Topley, James Vince.
January 22 - 1st T20I West Indies v England
January 23 - 2nd T20I West Indies v England
January 26 - 3rd T20I West Indies v England
January 29 - 4th T20I West Indies v England
January 30 - 5th T20I West Indies v England
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