London - Hampshire batsman James Vince and Essex left-arm seamer Reece Topley
were called up by England on Thursday for the one-off Twenty20
international against New Zealand at Old Trafford on June 23.
24, and the 21-year-old Topley - uncapped in any format - are among
five players in the 13-man squad who have yet to play a Twenty20
international, with the others being Sam Billings, David Willey and Mark
However, Billings, Willey and Wood have all been involved
in the ongoing one-day international series against New Zealand which
England levelled at 2-2, with one to play, following a thrilling
seven-wicket win at Nottingham's Trent Bridge ground on Wednesday.
Vince made his lone England appearance in the washed out ODI against Ireland in Dublin last month.
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," said national selector
James Whitaker in an England and Wales Cricket Board statement.
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," the former England batsman added.
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," explained Whitaker, with England having suffered
an embarrassing first-round exit at the 50-over World Cup in Australia
and New Zealand earlier this year.
There was no place in the
Twenty20 squad for either of Somerset's Overton twins, Craig and Jamie,
added to the ODI squad this week after injuries to all-rounder Chris
Jordan and fast bowler Liam Plunkett.
batsman James Taylor, included in the ODI squad but yet to play in the
New Zealand series, was absent from a Twenty20 party which will, as is
the case with the 50-over side, be captained by Eoin Morgan.
only time England have won an International Cricket Council limited
overs competition was at the 2010 World Twenty20 in the Caribbean.
England and New Zealand's one-day series decider takes place at Durham's Chester-le-Street ground on Saturday.
England Twenty20 squad:
Morgan (Middlesex, capt), Sam Billings (Kent), Jos Buttler (Lancashire,
wkt), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Adil
Rashid (Yorkshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), Ben Stokes
(Durham), Reece Topley (Essex), James Vince (Hampshire), David Willey
(Northamptonshire), Mark Wood (Durham)
June 23, Old Trafford: England v New Zealand 19:30.