The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) earlier hinted towards calling up a split between red-ball and white-ball to enable different squads for the longer and shorter format. It might have required more than fifty players to commence with the selection.
The scenario was informally posted by different reliable sources that hinted towards it. Now, it has been finally seen implemented as England have revealed their playing squad against Pakistan for a three-match T20 series. Notably, the players differ totally from that of the current Test squad against Pakistan.
This has grabbed the attention of many but upon analyzing, it has been found out that the step has been taken considering the earlier strategy. Also, the test players would be resting meanwhile the T20I players will be in the working form.
Consequently, it has been done to fulfill summers fixture in all three formats safely. The sources posted that England might need two different squads of 25 players each to continue its extensive planning for shorter and longer format this summer which has been cleared after implementation.
The reason why England might have chosen different T20I squad than Test
Being inspired, India in recent times chose to go with a similar strategy. However, international cricket is yet to resume in India which has been highly affected after the COVID-19 interrupted.