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Buttler, Stokes rested as England announce T20 squad to face West Indies
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Buttler, Stokes rested as England announce T20 squad to face West Indies

Ben Stokes and Jos Buttler have been rested for England's T20 series against the West Indies as Sam Billings and Dawid Malan returned to the 14-man squad.

Stokes and Buttler have been a part of the Test series in the West Indies and are playing in the ongoing ODI series which ends on March 2.

Jason Roy will miss the series to return home for the birth of his first child after the final one-day international.

England, who lost the recent Test series against the West Indies 2-1, are 1-0 up in the five-match ODI series after comfortably beating the hosts by six wickets in Barbados.

England squad

Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, David Willey, Mark Wood

Fixtures

1st T20 international - March 5, St Lucia

2nd T20 international - March 8, Saint Kitts and Nevis

3rd T20 international - March 10, Saint Kitts and Nevis