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ECB announce availability of World Cup winners for T20 Blast

England celebrate lifting their first ever Men's Cricket World Cup Trophy

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) have announced that some of the nation’s leading cricketers will be available for the T20 Blast.

Many of the England players are either resting or in the Test squad to face Ireland. However, seven World Cup winners have been made available for upcoming games in the T20 Blast.

Moeen Ali who is in the Test squad to face Ireland is available for Worcestershire Rapids opening two T20 matches.

Surrey’s Tom Curran and Liam Plunkett have also been made available for the T20 Blast.

Curran, 24, is available to face Essex on July 19 whilst Plunkett will be available four days later when Surrey host Middlesex.

Hampshire pair Liam Dawson and James Vince are both available for the county’s entire T20 Blast schedule as things stand.

However, leg-spinner Adil Rashid is set to rehabilitate his shoulder and will miss Yorkshire’s first two games. He is set to return for Yorkshire’s Roses clash with Lancashire if he has regained full fitness by then.

Meanwhile, World Cup winning captain Eoin Morgan will miss Middlesex’s first four T20 Blast games before becoming available to the county when they host Kent on August 1.

The rest of the winning England squad are either in the Test squad to face Ireland or have been given extra time to rest like in the cases of Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer.

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