Cricket

England name World T20 squad

Stuart Broad will continue to captain his country
Stuart Broad will continue to captain his country.

England have selected their first squads since it was announced Kevin Pietersen will no longer play for his country with two uncapped players included in their party to travel to Bangladesh for the T20 World Cup.

Worcestershire's Moeen Ali and Lancashire's Stephen Parry have been included in the England squad to tour the Caribbean and for the ICC World Twenty20.

Ali and Parry are the only uncapped players in the ICC World Twenty20 squad while Nottinghamshire's left arm fast bowler Harry Gurney is selected for his first full England squad for the Caribbean matches.

A 50-over warm-up game in Antigua will be followed by three One Day Internationals before the same squad fly to Barbados for three T20 Internationals with the short tour seen as ideal preperation to try and regain the World Twenty20 crown.

National Selector James Whitaker said: "We would like to congratulate Moeen Ali and Stephen Parry on their selection for the tour to the Caribbean and then to represent England in the ICC World Twenty20. It is an exciting opportunity for Moeen and Stephen and all the England players.

“Both Moeen and Stephen  have  been very consistent  performers for Worcestershire and Lancashire and both counties  and their coaching staffs, must  take credit for their continued progress.

“Harry Gurney, under the guidance of the excellent coaches at Trent Bridge, has performed well for Nottinghamshire in limited overs cricket - showing good control  with the white ball and, as a left arm quick, brings some variety to the tour party. 

“England have won the ICC World Twenty20 before - in 2010 in the Caribbean - and this group has an exciting mix of youth and Twenty20 experience and I am sure with good preparation, desire and determination they will be able to produce an exciting brand of cricket.”

Stuart Broad will captain the squad in both the One Day Internationals in the Caribbean  - in the absence of the rested Alastair Cook - as well as the Twenty20s and in the ICC World Twenty20. Eoin Morgan will be vice-captain for both tours.

James Whitaker paid tribute to the value that Morgan brings to the squad. He said: "Eoin has recognised leadership qualities and he has successfully led England sides in the past. This status of vice-captain is a reward for him. We believe that he and Stuart will form an excellent leadership team."

Tour party for the Caribbean:

S Broad (Nottinghamshire-captain), E Morgan (Middlesex - vice captain), M Ali (Worcestershire), R Bopara (Essex), T Bresnan (Yorkshire), J Buttler (Lancashire), J Dernbach (Surrey), H Gurney (Nottinghamshire), A Hales (Nottinghamshire), C Jordan (Sussex), M Lumb (Nottinghamshire), S Parry (Lancashire), J Root (Yorkshire), B Stokes (Durham), J Tredwell (Kent), L Wright (Sussex).

Squad for the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh:

S Broad (captain)

E Morgan (vice captain)

M Ali

R Bopara

T Bresnan

J Buttler

J Dernbach

A Hales

C Jordan

M Lumb

S Parry

J Root

B Stokes

J Tredwell

L Wright

Fixtures:

Super 10 - Group 1

March 22 - v New Zealand

March 27 - v Sri Lanka

March 29 - v South Africa

March 31 - v Qualifier

(All matches in Chittagong)

Topics:
Cricket
England cricket
T20 World Cup
T20

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