BOLTON leg spinner Matt Parkinson has been picked by England in both the ODI and T20I squads for the forthcoming tour of South Africa.

The 23-year-old has been called up for England's limited overs squads alongside Lancashire teammates Jos Buttler and Saqib Mahmood with Parkinson earning his maiden 50-over selection. Mahmood also earns his first ODI call-up.

Worcestershire seamer Pat Brown and Somerset batsman Tom Banton also make their first appearances in a strong England ODI squad which sees the return of Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Buttler, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes and Mark Wood.

The three-match ODI series begins on February 4 in Cape Town, followed by a three-match T20I series starting on February 12.

Parkinson and Buttler join Red Rose bowler James Anderson for the Test leg of the series, which comes before the limited-overs games.

Both Parkinson and Mahmood made their debuts in the T20 series in New Zealand, contributing towards an impressive 3-2 series win for the visitors.

Buttler was rested for that series, but featured in the two-Test leg of the tour that followed, with the former two involved but not featuring in either game.

Commenting on the selection of the squad, National Selector Ed Smith said: “These two squads were selected with an eye on the T20 World Cup in Australia in 2020.

“In the T20s, a number of players who were rested for the successful 3-2 victory in New Zealand return to the squad: Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali and Jason Roy.

“We want to expand the pool of players who can perform successfully for England, while also helping the team to peak for major tournaments."