England name T20 squad to face Australia

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England selectors today announced a 14-man squad for the two
match NatWest International T20 series against Australia commencing Thursday 29
August at the Ageas Bowl and concluding on Saturday 31 August at the Emirates
Durham ICG.

Michael Carberry is the only member of the squad yet to play
a T20 for England. The 32 year old Hampshire batsman averaged 56 in this
season’s Friends Life t20 competition including an unbeaten century against
Lancashire in the quarter finals.

A number of limited overs specialists are involved including Sussex star Luke Wright, t20 runner-up Jade Dernbach and wicketkeeper batsman Jos Buttler.

Three players involved in the current Investec Ashes series have been included in the squad, captain Stuart Broad, batsman Joe Root and pace bowler Steven Finn.

National selector, Geoff Miller, said: “With only eight international
T20 matches until the ICC World T20 next April this NatWest series is an
important chance for players to show they are capable of performing well at
this level.

"The two matches will also allow Ashley Giles and Stuart Broad an
opportunity to look at a number of different options. This squad combines
players with plenty of international experience with players who have impressed
at domestic level and who deserve an opportunity to test themselves in an
international environment against what will no doubt be a strong Australian

England T20 squad

Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire) (Captain)

Ravi Bopara (Essex)

Danny Briggs (Hampshire)

Jos Buttler (Somerset)

Michael Carberry (Hampshire)

Jade Dernbach (Surrey)

Steven Finn (Middlesex)

Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire)

Michael Lumb (Nottinghamshire)

Eoin Morgan (Middlesex)

Boyd Rankin (Warwickshire)

Joe Root (Yorkshire)

James Tredwell (Kent)

Luke Wright (Sussex)


Thursday 29 August Ageas Bowl, Hampshire

Saturday 31 August, Emirates Durham ICG

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