Ian Bell dropped from England’s ODI and T20 squads

England have announced the ODI squad for the forthcoming series against Pakistan beginning in Abu Dhabi on Monday 13 February and the squad for the T20 series beginning in Dubai on Thursday 23 February.

Ian Bell, who struggled in the three-Test series against Pakistan – 29 being his highest score in six innings, has been dropeed from the ODI and T20 squads.

Jos Buttler and Danny Briggs, both of whom are uncapped in ODI cricket, have been named in England’s limited-overs squads to face Pakistan in the UAE.

Buttler made his international T20 debut last summer against India but is yet to play for England in the 50-over format.

Both players have spent the winter with the England Performance Programme in India and with England Lions in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

The squad will face England Lions on Friday 10 February in Abu Dhabi in preparation for the series against Pakistan.

Stuart Broad will captain a 15-man T20 squad that includes Nottinghamshire’s Alex Hales for the three-match T20 series against Pakistan.

“We have selected two squads that include both experienced international players and younger players who have performed strongly for England Lions in recent months and deserve an opportunity to further test themselves against quality opposition,” said England’s National Selector Geoff Miller.

“Playing against Pakistan in the UAE will be challenging but it is important that these players continue to develop their skills so that we are able to make strides in limited-overs cricket, particularly on the subcontinent.”

Tim Bresnan’s inclusion in both squads is subject to a fitness assessment during the preparation period as he continues his recovery following an elbow operation

England ODI squad: Alastair Cook (captain), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Danny Briggs, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Jade Dernbach, Steve Finn, Craig Kieswetter, Eoin Morgan, Samit Patel, Kevin Pietersen, Graeme Swann, Jonathan Trott.

Twenty20 squad: Stuart Broad (captain), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Danny Briggs, Jos Buttler, Jade Dernbach, Steven Finn, Alex Hales, Craig Kieswetter, Eoin Morgan, Samit Patel, Kevin Pietersen, Graeme Swann.

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