England Include Uncapped Liam Dawson in 2016 ICC World Twenty20 Squad, Steven Finn Also Selected
England have brought in Liam Dawson as part of the squad for the 2016 ICC World Twenty20 while Steven Finn, who missed the limited-overs leg of the South African tour due to injury, has also been included in the squad.
Dawson did enough with England Lions during December practice sessions in the United Arab Emirates to convince selectors that his slow left-arm variety is their best option as a third spinner in sub-continental conditions. (Contract Crisis Rocks West Indies Ahead of World Twenty20)
He will join England in South Africa and be part of the Twenty20 squad. England will play two Twenty20 matches in Cape Town and Johannesburg.
In a statement released by the England and Wales Cricket Board, national selector James Whitaker said, "These players deserve the honour of representing England at a global event. We have made significant progress during recent series with plenty more to come over the next few years. Dawson has been selected after consistently strong performances for the Lions recently against Pakistan A. As a left arm spinning all-rounder he will be a very useful addition particularly in sub continent conditions."
Dawson and frontline seamer Steven Finn, who is recovering from injury, are the only additions to the T20 squad to face South Africa on the current tour.
Chris Woakes makes way for Dawson as an extra spinner and back-up to Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali.The tournament runs March 8 to April 3. England are placed in Group 1 with 2012 World Cup champions West Indies, defending champions Sri Lanka and South Africa.
England Squad: Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali Sam Billings Jos Buttler, Liam Dawson, Steven Finn, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, James Vince, David WilleyÂ Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â Â