England today named the provisional squad for the 2012 ICC T20 World Cup to be staged in Sri Lanka from September.
Kevin Pietersen has not been named in England’s provisional 30-man squad.
The 32-year-old batsman, who was player of the tournament when England won the World T20 in the Caribbean in 2010, retired from one-day international cricket in May but wanted to continue to play Twenty20 matches.
ECB selection policy stated that any player making himself unavailable for either of the one-day formats ruled himself out of consideration for both.
England are holders of the ICC World Twenty20 title and will face Afghanistan and India in the group stages, beginning on Friday 21 September against Afghanistan in Colombo.
England Squad for T20 World Cup 2012 (Preliminary)
Stuart Broad, (capt), James Anderson, Jonathan Bairstow, Gareth Batty, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Scott Borthwick, Tim Bresnan, Danny Briggs, Jos Buttler, Alastair Cook, Steven Croft, Steven Davies (wkt), Jade Dernbach, Steven Finn, Alex Hales, Craig Kieswetter (wkt), Michael Lumb, Stuart Meaker, Eoin Morgan, Graham Onions, Samit Patel, Matt Prior (wkt), Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Graeme Swann, James Taylor, James Tredwell, Chris Woakes, Luke Wright