The likes of Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer are part of England’s team in all three formats
Limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan expects England’s multi-format players to miss the home international T20I series against Sri Lanka and Pakistan this upcoming summer.
The likes of Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer are part of England’s team in all three formats and have been rotated in the recently-concluded Test and T20I series against India, as they will also be taking part in the upcoming season of IPL.
While speaking in a post-match press conference in Ahmedabad, Morgan said it is unlikely that the aforementioned players will play the entire home summer due to England’s packed international calendar.
"I would imagine all of the multi-format guys [will miss those series]," Morgan said. "It's just too much to ask, given the winter guys have had as well, around being in a bubble. A lot of it will be dependent on how flexible it is to come in and out of the bio-secure environment that we'll have during our summer, and whether they can see their families or not.
"We've been lucky with injuries so far but we can't always have our fast bowlers as fit as we would like them. What we will have throughout the summer is opportunities for guys to stake their claim."
England will begin their home summer with two Test matches against New Zealand, followed by three-match T20I and ODI series against Sri Lanka. Pakistan are due to arrive next for three ODIs and three T20Is against the hosts. England will end their summer with a five-match Test series against India before flying out to Pakistan for two T20Is in October just ahead of the T20 World Cup in India.