Matthew Potts replaces Josh Tongue in squad for ODIs
Matthew Potts replaces Josh Tongue in squad for ODIs series against West Indies. During the England Lions’ camp in the United Arab Emirates, Tongue sustained an injury that ruled him out for the rest of the season.
He played the most recent of his three One-Day Internationals against Ireland in September in Bristol.
Sunday 3 December marks the start of the three-match ODI series in Antigua.
It is followed by five T20s, starting on 12 December.
After exiting at the group stage of the World Cup, England’s first action is against West Indies, with only six players from that squad playing in the series.
A total of three ODI players have been dropped, but Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, and Moeen Ali are included for the T20 match, while Dawid Malan has been left out of the squad entirely.
Tongue remains uncapped in white-ball cricket. In the second innings of England’s 10-wicket win against Ireland in June, he took 5-66.
His injury prevented him from playing in September’s T20 series against New Zealand, which followed the second Test of the Ashes.
In addition to the one-off Test against Ireland, Potts, 25, did not play in the Ashes before returning to the white-ball set-up for Ireland’s rain-affected series in September.
Only three ODI matches have been played so far, and he has taken two wickets.