Test Skipper Joe Root dropped from T20I squad against Aussies

Last Modified Tuesday, 1 September 2020 (12:43 IST)
London:will lead the squad for the white-ball series against starting from September 4-16 at
Ageas Bowl and Emirates Old Trafford, while Test captain again has again been left out from the T20I squad. 
Root was the third-highest run-scorer at the 2016 World Cup but has not played a T20 international for over a year. 
 
However, Joe Root is included in the 13-member squad.The National Selectors on Monday said the three-match Twenty20 series starts on September 4 with three one-day internationals from September 11. 
 
Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran and Mark Wood all return to both series, while Chris Woakes is back in the 50-over squad and Joe Denly comes in for the T20s.    
 
However, England will miss the services of Jason Roy who has been ruled out of the T20 matches due to a left side strain that prevented him playing in the ongoing series against Pakistan, and Ben Stokes remains unavailable for family reasons.
 
Roy will stay inside England's bio-secure bubble as he aims to prove his fitness in time for the three-match one-day series at Emirates Old Trafford.
 
"These two series against Australia provide an exciting end to the summer. We have selected strong squads. We are also continuing to develop depth in preparation for the upcoming T20 World Cups in India and Australia scheduled to be played in October-November in 2021 and 2022," National Selector Ed Smith, said in a statement.
 
T20 squad: Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood. Reserves: Liam Livingstone, Saqib Mahmood.
 
ODI squad: Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Sam Curran, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood. Reserves: Joe Denly, Saqib Mahmood.(UNI)