England vs Ireland: Sam Billings should be an automatic selection in hosts' top six, says Monty Panesar
Billings has scored unbeaten 67 and 46 in the first two ODIs against Ireland after being drafted into the team following a back injury to Joe Denly.
The 26-year-old Topley has taken 16 wickets in 10 ODIs but last represented England in the World T20 in 2016. He had issues with his back and went under the knife in 2018. He was Sussex's leading wicket taker in the Blast in 2019.
England all-rounder Ben Stokes had knee surgery, while fellow international Reece Topley learnt he will be sidelined for three months with a partial stress fracture.
To sum it up, South Africa’s absence of variations in the last four overs in T20Is, as well as the lack of yorkers, has resulted in them leaking runs massively by becoming too predictable.
Joe Root has become a Colossus over the last two years, and he showed that against South Africa. Root’s name deserves to be uttered in the same breath as the very best batsmen in the world
The fans left the stadium satisfied. They had witnessed what they had come for — the Gayle storm. Mommsen described the innings as ‘incredible’.
In absence of Finn, Plunkett will form England's pace attack in the tournament alongside David Willey, Reece Topley, Chris Jordan and Ben Stokes
For the second week in a row all-rounder Chris Morris conjured a victory for South Africa, taking the hosts to a three-wicket win over England off the last ball of the first Twenty20 international at Newlands.