Sussex batsman Phil Salt has been named as England reserve for the ODI series against Australia, starting from September 11 at Old Trafford in Manchester. The three-match ODI series will be played, in the bio-secure environment, at Old Trafford with the last match slated to take place on September 16.
As a result of joining the national team squad, Phil Salt, will not available for selection in Sussex’s Bob Willis Trophy fixture against Surrey, which starts today at The Kia Oval. A media release from Sussex said that Salt starred for England Lions in July, scoring a century in a warm-up match against Ireland, and will have the chance to impress Eoin Morgan again when he returns to the bio-secure training bubble.
“It’s a great opportunity for Salty and we’re delighted for him.
“It will be great for him to spend some more time with the England players and develop his cricket even further,” Sussex head coach Jason Gillispie said.
Salt is a top-order batsman. He has featured in 38 first-class matches and scored 1967 runs at an average of 30.73. He has four centuries and 10 half-centuries to his name.
England and Australia are currently playing the three-match T20I series. The first match was a closely fought contest, which went to the wire, with the home side keeping their nerves to clinch victory by two runs.