Salt Replaces Injured Malan In England Squad For Pakistan T20
Zeeshan Mehtab 2 months ago Sat 04th May 2019 | 06:21 PM
Uncapped Sussex batsman Phil Salt has been added to England's squad for Sunday's Twenty20 international against Pakistan following Dawid Malan's withdrawal through injury
Middlesex's Malan suffered a groin problem while batting during England's unconvincing four-wicket win away to Ireland in a lone one-day international on Friday and will now miss the one-off T20 in Cardiff.
Welsh-born Salt, 22 has made just the four fifties in 35 T20 matches but a strike-rate of 151.50 has put him on the radar of England's selectors.
This season Salt has make an unbeaten 137 off just 106 balls for Sussex against Kent in the 50-over One-Day Cup.
Just seven those who travel to Cardiff's Sophia Gardens were named in last month's preliminary 15 by the tournament hosts. Several others have been rested, rotated, or, in the case of Alex Hales, dropped. The Nottinghamshire batsman reportedly failed a second test for recreational drug use.