MATT Parkinson has been named as a reserve for England's Twenty20 squad to take on India next month.

The Bolton-born spinner is already in the subcontinent as a reserve player in England's Test squad after all being named as one of seven reserve players in England's Test squad for their series against Sri Lanka late last year.

England have once again overlooked Test captain Joe Root, but Parkinson's Lancashire teammate Liam Livingstone has been rewarded for a prolific time at the Big Bash with a call-up.

Root has been in irrepressible form since the start of the year, wracking up two double centuries in three Tests and 644 runs in all.

But that has not been enough to win him a recall to the short-format side, with his name once again missing from a strong 16-man squad for the five-match series next month.

Livingstone won his only two international caps in T20s against South Africa in 2017 and has forced his way back into the fold after racking up 426 runs in 14 innings for Perth Scorchers.

The Lancashire player also offers a handy spin option, which could prove useful for the matches in Ahmedabad, but was out-scored in Australia by two Englishmen who did not get the call.

Alex Hales was the BBL's most prolific scorer, making 543 at a strike-rate of 161.60, but continues to be overlooked having failed a drugs test in the build-up to the 2019 World Cup.

James Vince, meanwhile, led Sydney Sixers to the title with 537 runs - including 95 in 60 balls as he claimed player-of-the-match honours in the final.

England have chosen to rest big names such as Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Jofra Archer and Jonny Bairstow over the course of their winter Test assignments but, with a T20 World Cup looming later this year, all of those have been selected here.

Jake Ball joins Parkinson as a reserve.

England T20 squad: E Morgan (c) M Ali, J Archer, J Bairstow, S Billings, J Buttler (wkt), S Curran, T Curran, C Jordan, L Livingstone, D Malan, A Rashid, J Roy, B Stokes, R Topley, M Wood.

The squad for the three One-Day Internationals that follow the IT20 series will be announced in due course.

England men’s IT20 fixtures in India (all matches are 1900 IST/1330 GMT starts):

Friday 26 February: Touring party departs from London to Ahmedabad

Friday 12 March: 1st IT20 India v England, Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad

Sunday 14 March: 2nd IT20 India v England, Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad

Tuesday 16 March: 3rd IT20 India v England, Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad

Thursday 18 March: 4th IT20 India v England, Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad

Saturday 20 March: 5th IT20 India v England, Sardar Patel Stadium, Ahmedabad