Former New Zealand spinner Jeetan Patel has earned him a good name as an off-spinner during his playing days.
Patel, who made 78 global appearances, he has also played county cricket for Warwickshire, alongside the current England men's team director Ashley Giles. In particular, he added a yard of pace to his offspin and developed into a far more consistent, though still aggressive, lower-order batsman. Patel has a fair amount of knowledge of English conditions as well, having played for Warwickshire. Feisty and competitive on the pitch, Patel gained a reputation as a positive, nurturing captain at Warwickshire.
Moeen Ali, who is on an agreed break from Test consideration, is also rested for the white-ball leg of the tour.
He will also play a significant role during England's Test tour of Sri Lanka starting in March 2020 when Joe Root's side plays a two-match Test series as part of the ICC World Test Championship.