Kevin Pietersen rested for the ODI series next to India
Kevin Pietersen rested for the ODI series against India
England selectors today announced the England squads for the approaching NatWest International Twenty20 match next to India - Old Trafford, Wed,Aug 31 and the NatWest Series next to India beginning at Chester-le-Street on Saturday September 3.
The 14-man NatWest Series squad sees the addition of Durham's Ben Stokes, who made his ODI debut against Ireland into Dublin on Thursday, at the same time as Kevin Pietersen will be rested for the 5th ODI match series next to India.
The 13-man NatWest International Twenty20 squad include two uncapped players in Somerset's Jos Buttler and Nottinghamshire's Alex Hales.
National selector, Geoff Miller, thought: "crossways equally squads we suppose we have selected an thrilling mix together of skilled international performers along with some thrilling young players with a big deal of talent. We will require to play a far above the ground quality brand of twenty overs cricket next to the World Champions India. "We are very energized to have incorporated some bright young players in the form of Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Alex Hales, all of whom have proved themselves in domestic seasons and will currently be looking to successfully take the stair up to international level.
The choice to leave out Kevin Pietersen from the ODI squad is in line with our strategy of sagaciously organization player workloads and will give the chance to another batsmen to test himself batting on number 4th position."
Twenty20 International squad
Stuart Broad Captain
ODI Series squad
Alastair Cook Captain