England men’s cricket team has announced its coaching group for their upcoming tour of West Indies which involves five T20Is played over a period of ten days.
The series begins on January 22 for which Paul Collingwood and Marcus Trescothick have already been confirmed as the head coach and assistant coach for the English team.
Following an open recruitment and interview process, three more coaching slots have been filled by the board.
“Anthony McGrath (batting coach), Alan Richardson (pace bowling coach) and Paul Tweddle (fielding and wicketkeeper coach) have been appointed to the England Men’s coaching team for the upcoming IT20 series away to West Indies,” the statement from ECB read.
The squad for the same series has also been announced, with none of the Ashes squad members available for the tour. Eoin Morgan will be leading the side which made it to the semifinals of the T20 World Cup held in UAE last year.
“We have selected a strong squad with some serious batting power and a balanced attack as we begin preparations ahead of the T20 World Cup in Australia. The World Cup is less than a year away and there will be increased opportunities for the squad in the absence of those players who are with the Ashes squad,” Collingwood said.
England’s squad for West Indies tour:
Eoin Morgan (Middlesex – captain), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Tom Banton (Somerset), Sam Billings (Kent), Liam Dawson (Hampshire), George Garton (Sussex), Chris Jordan (Surrey), Liam Livingstone (Lancashire), Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire), Tymal Mills (Sussex), David Payne (Gloucestershire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), Phil Salt (Lancashire), Reece Topley (Surrey), James Vince (Hampshire).