Opener Jason Roy has been left out of England’s squad for the Twenty20 World Cup in Australia but bowlers Mark Wood and Chris Woakes can return.
England Test captain Ben Stokes is included despite missing all England T20s since March 2021.
White-ball captain Jos Buttler will miss the start of the tour of Pakistan with Moeen Ali deputizing for the skipper.
England play seven T20s in Pakistan from September 20 before the World Cup begins on October 16.
England have included five non-captives in a 19-man squad for the Pakistan series, while the World Cup squad is reduced to 15, with three traveling reserves.
Buttler’s side play three games against hosts and defending champions Australia before the tournament. Britain’s campaign against Afghanistan begins in Perth on October 22nd.
England, the over-50 world champions, were beaten by the semi-finalists at the last T20 World Cup in 2021 and reached the final in the previous edition in 2016.
This is their first global white ball tournament since 2014 without the guidance of Eoin Morgan, the former captain who resigned in June.
Roy, 32, has been an integral part of England’s white ball success in recent years but has endured a poor summer.
Along with his international struggles, he managed just 51 carries in six innings for Oval Invincibles in The Hundred, including three ducks.
Both Wood, 32, and Woakes, 33, last played for England on the West Indies Test tour in March. They are returning from elbow and knee surgery respectively and bolstering an injury-stricken pace bowling department left without Jofra Archer.
Stokes, who remains available for T20s despite retiring from one-day internationals, is rested for the tour of Pakistan, which begins just over a week after England’s final friendly against South Africa concluded at The Oval. Jonny Bairstow is also rested for the Pakistan tour but he too will join the World Cup squad.
Liam Livingstone is also missing the Pakistani leg as he continues to recover from an ankle injury, while World Cup reserve Tymal Mills (toe) will also go straight to Australia.
Buttler has a calf injury but is expected to be fit for the final stages of the Pakistan series. His absence means Moeen, whose family is from Pakistan, will have the honor of leading England on his first tour of the country in 17 years.
Warwickshire fast bowler Olly Stone, who has played three Tests and four ODIs for England, returns to international cricket as part of the quintet of uncapped T20 players for the Pakistan tour after suffering a back injury.
He will be joined by Middlesex pacer Tom Helm, Lancashire fast bowler Luke Wood and batters Jordan Cox and Will Jacks of Kent and Surrey respectively.