England's wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow runs with teammates prior to the final day's play of the first cricket Ashes Test between England and Australia in Brisbane on November 27, 2017. / AFP PHOTO / SAEED KHAN / -- IMAGE RESTRICTED TO EDITORIAL USE - STRICTLY NO COMMERCIAL USE -- (Photo credit should read SAEED KHAN/AFP/Getty Images)

England have confirmed that Jonny Bairstow will miss the T20 World Cup just hours after omitting Jason Roy from their squad.

England announced the 15-man squad with three extra reserves to travel to Australia for the tournament on Friday evening (AEST), with Jos Buttler to captain his first major tournament for the nation following Eoin Morgan's departure from the system.

Roy's absence from the squad following a run of poor form for the national team in the shortest format, where he has scored only 206 runs at 18.72 in his last 11 T20s.

Instead, Phil Salt, who is bound for a second BBL campaign this summer after being taken in the draft, has been included in the squad.

Bairstow was originally included in the squad, however, England confirmed just hours later that he has suffered a freak injury playing golf and will be ruled out, with his replacement yet to be named.

"Bairstow sustained a lower limb injury in a freak accident whilst playing golf on Friday in Leeds. He will see a specialist next week to ascertain the full extent of the injury," the statement read.

"Nottinghamshire batter Ben Duckett has been added to the Test squad for the LV= Insurance third Test at the Kia Oval starting next Thursday. A further announcement will be made in due course on who will replace Bairstow in England’s ICC Men’s T20 World Cup squad."

The remainder of the squad features the likes of all rounders Moeen Ali, who will serve as vice-captain, Sam Curran, Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone and David Willey, while Chris Woakes and Mark Wood lead the way as far as specialist bowlers go.

England will play a seven-match T20 series against Pakistan, before taking on Australia in a three-match T20 series to round out their preparations for the tournament.

England squad for T20 World Cup

Jos Buttler (c), Moeen Ali, Jonathan Bairstow*, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Chris Jordan, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Phil Salt, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Chris Woakes, and Mark Wood.

Travel Reserves: Tymal Mills, Liam Dawson, and Richard Gleeson

* - Has since been ruled out