England announces 16-player squad for Pakistan ODIs

England has picked an unchanged 16-man squad for the three-match One-Day International series against Pakistan, which begins on July 8 in Cardiff.

Tom Banton received a late call-up for that series after Dawid Malan withdrew due to family obligations, and he has been retained in the squad for the upcoming match against Pakistan.

Later this month, England will pick their squad for the T20I leg against Pakistan, which will serve as a warm-up for the T20 World Cup in the UAE and Oman this winter.

“I think it will be a very good series,” Moeen Ali said. “Pakistan are normally a very good side, they give us good games, and I think they’ll be a stronger opposition than Sri Lanka, which means you get more of a chance to bat and bowl as a player who’s down the order, for example, and hasn’t been bowling much.”

“Definitely, they are one of the best [T20I] teams in the world, along with West Indies, India, Australia,’ he said. “I think Pakistan are our bogey-team in World Cups, they always seem to do really well against us, so we can’t take them lightly at all, they are a fantastic team with quality players.”

England ODI series vs Pakistan

 1st ODI, Cardiff, July 8

2nd ODI, Lord’s, July 10

3rd ODI, Edgbaston, July 13