England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB), on Thursday (December 22), announced their squad for the three-match ODI series against South Africa, which is scheduled to get underway in January 2023.
Jofra Archer has been named in the squad as he makes his comeback in the England squad after almost two years. The right-arm quick last played international cricket in March 2021 before being sidelined due to an elbow injury.
“Sussex and England quick Jofra Archer returns to an England squad for the first time since March 2021. He is recovering well from an elbow injury and is expected to return to international cricket in South Africa next month,” wrote the ECB in an official release.
Apart from Archer, pacer Reece Topley has also returned to the squad. Meanwhile, Harry Brook, who was in stellar form in Pakistan, having smacked three tons, has been called into an ODI squad for the first time.
The three-match ODI series between England and South Africa will be played over six days, with two matches being scheduled in Bloemfontein starting on January 27 before the action moves to Kimberley for the final ODI on February 1.
England’s ODI Squad for South Africa Tour:
Jos Buttler (C & WK) Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Ben Duckett, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Phil Salt, Olly Stone, Reece Topley, David Willey, Chris Woakes.