Woakes has not played T20 cricket for England since 2015. Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, and Reece Topley all ruled out from Sri Lanka series due to injury. Willey, who became Yorkshire’s T20 Captain last year, last played T20Is in 2019 before losing his place in the England white-ball team to Jofra Archer. Dawson last played for England in 2018, yet he had to undergo a leg surgery later on, which kept him out of contention. Recalling of Woakes, Willey, and Dawson effectively shuts the door for the likes of Saqib Mahmood, Lewis Gregory, and Matt Parkinson who have been on the fringes of England selection for over two years now.
Source: The Nation June 13, 2021 00:45 UTC