Five batters who can become England’s ODI regulars
Eoin Morgan and Ben Stokes recently retired from ODI cricket, giving a chance to few fresh faces to stake their claim.
Updated - Jul 23, 2022 8:40 pm
England are currently playing South Africa in a three-match ODI series with both teams winning one match each. The the series-decider is to be played on July 24 (Sunday). The home team managed to win the second ODI but their batting order did not perform up to everyone’s expectations.
The Three Lions also struggled to leave an impact with the bat during the white-ball series against India. It may be noted that England is without two of their senior batters Ben Stokes and Eoin Morgan as the former skipper took retirement from international cricket, while had decided to retire from ODI cricket recently to manage the workload.
Under the leadership of new white-ball captain Jos Buttler, team England has tried a few new faces in the batting order, but there are a few of them waiting in line to get their chance as well.
On that note, let us take a look at five batters who can become a regular face in England’s ODI XI:
1. James Vince
One of the most technically sound batters, James Vince can be one of the contenders to stake his claim in the English ODI squad. The right-handed batter has already represented England in white-ball format and he was also in good touch during the recently concluded T20 Blast.
The right-handed batter played a total of 16 innings and finished as the top-run getter in the tournament. Vince played many outstanding knocks for his team Hampshire as they eventually win the championship by just one run in one of the most dramatic matches ever.
As mentioned above, Vince has already represented England in ODI cricket and he will want to have another shot at the international level and prove his worth. He has played 19 ODI matches and amassed 480 runs at an average of 30. He has also stroked two fifties and one hundred.