Danny Briggs on standby for England’s limited-overs tour of India
Briggs, whose final T20I got here in 2014, joins Will Jacks and Tom Helm as non-travelling reserves
Danny Briggs has moved a step nearer to a world recall greater than seven years after he final represented England.
Briggs, the left-arm spinner, is the best wicket-taker within the historical past of English home T20 cricket however performed the final of his seven T20I in Australia in January 2014. He additionally performed one ODI in opposition to Pakistan within the UAE in 2012.
However on the again of an honest BBL season – he was a part of the Adelaide Strikers facet which made it to the Eliminator part – he has been named as a non-travelling reserve for the limited-overs part of England’s tour of India. He was a part of the England Lions excursions to the UAE and India within the 2018-19 winter, and has not too long ago signed a three-year contract with Warwickshire after leaving Sussex.
With Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid the 2 frontline spinners within the T20I squad and Matt Parkinson the one one among the many travelling reserves, the naming of Briggs as a standby participant suggests he isn’t removed from a return.
It presently seems England will embody solely two spinners of their T20I facet however, if pitches show useful to that model of bowling, they might be inclined to incorporate an additional spinner or two after they return to India for the T20 World Cup later within the 12 months.
ESPNcricinfo understands that Tom Helm, the Middlesex seamer, and Will Jacks, the Surrey batsman, have additionally been placed on standby as non-travelling reserves.
Helm was additionally a reserve for the limited-overs collection in South Africa, whereas Jacks, though aged solely 22, has lengthy been seen as one of the crucial thrilling younger batsmen within the English recreation. Each gamers are uncapped.
Though encouraging information for the trio, it seems that the ECB have tried to not identify reserves who might need in any other case been in motion within the PSL, which begins this weekend.
George Dobell is a senior correspondent at ESPNcricinfo