The key players are returning to the England cricket team



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The key players are returning to the England cricket team

James Vince will not play against Pakistan in the next match. The reason is Dawid Malan, who has returned from injury and will play again. Dawid Malan was in the last T20 squad in South Africa, played in the last T20 game," Smith said.

"Joe Denly was unwell and Dawid came into that game. Dawid was in the squad and James wasn't at that time and that's how it stays. I think James is a very talented player. At his best, James, we all know has the skill to look absolutely at home in international cricket.

"I'm not saying anything different to you here that I said to James on the phone which is it's just a question of him grabbing his opportunities. That's one thing he'd be the first to say, and I think he has said it publicly, that for someone of his talent and his class he probably hasn't grabbed his opportunities in the way he would have liked to have done.

If they come around again I'm sure he'd be absolutely determined to really grab it." , as quoted by cricbuzz

Eoin Morgan as captain

Smith says that the competition is very tough and that everyone has to fight for a place in the team.

He also praised Eoin Morgan, who is currently the team captain. "I think Eoin put it really well," Smith said on Tuesday (August 18). "Some of those players who haven't played that much in their early 30s could have their best days ahead of them.

Think he referenced Joe as an example. Eoin also pointed out he doesn't move like a 34 year old; he's very agile fielder and a multi-dimensional fielder. There's still some spaces in the T20 side that we're looking at and Joe's in contention for one of those place.

"It's an incredibly difficult squad to break into. As we're looking at putting together a squad, people who can do more than one thing gain are an advantage as they can fill different roles. Moving forward , Joe has a chance of braking into that T20 set-up as we look at World Cups and this is another opportunity for him to break into this set-up."

Talking about team selection Smith said" Not everyone has played a huge amount if cricket in the Test bubble - some of the reserves haven't played at all," Smith said. "To date Mark Wood has played one Test, he's obviously in contention for the final Test, but the situation for this particular T20 series against Pakistan won't change.

We won't be considering guys who have been in the T20 bubble to face Pakistan. We do anticipate some of those players being available later in the white ball summer. We will selected that squad for Australia during the series against Pakistan."