England squad for West Indies: Six England World Cup 2023 players retained for Caribbean tour; Buttler remains captain

Just six players from England’s ODI World Cup have kept their places in a new-look squad for their white-ball tour of West Indies.

The tour, which includes a three-match ODI series (starting December 3) and a five-match T20 series (beginning December 12), will be England’s first action since their unimpressive World Cup title defense in India.

Jos Buttler will captain the team for the Caribbean tour, with Gus Atkinson, Harry Brook, Brydon Carse, Sam Curran and Liam Livingstone featuring in the ODI group from the showpiece event.

Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Mark Wood and Chris Woakes all missed out on an ODI spot.

Stokes will undergo surgery on a troublesome knee after the World Cup, the all-rounder and test captain said earlier this month.

Meanwhile, Willey, the only member of the ODI squad not offered a central contract last month, announced his retirement in the middle of England’s dismal run of form.

ECB announced the 15-player ODI and 16-member T20 squad just hours after England’s consolation victory over Pakistan at the World Cup in India following an underwhelming campaign.

Its title defense long over after suffering six defeats in its first seven matches, England now shift its focus to the West Indies for three ODIs from December 3-9 and five T20s from December 12-21.

England squad for ODIs:

Jos Buttler (captain), Rehan Ahmed, Gus Atkinson, Harry Brook, Brydon Carse, Zak Crawley, Sam Curran, Ben Duckett, Tom Hartley, Will Jacks, Liam Livingstone, Ollie Pope, Phil Salt, Josh Tongue and John Turner.

England squad for T20s:

Jos Buttler (captain), Rehan Ahmed, Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Ben Duckett, Will Jacks, Liam Livingstone, Tymal Mills, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Josh Tongue, Reece Topley, John Turner and Chris Woakes.

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