England ODI, T20 squad for India tour

England have named a 15-man squad for the forthcoming five one-day internationals and an international Twenty20 series in India.

The 15-man squad contains one uncapped player, Surrey pace bowler Stuart Meaker. Meaker has spent the last two winters on the fast bowling programme before making his debut for England Lions against Sri Lanka A this summer.

Three other players not involved in this month’s ODI series win over India have been included in the squad: Surrey batsman Kevin Pietersen, Durham’s Scott Borthwick and Warwickshire all-rounder Chris Woakes.

James Anderson will be rested for the tour while Ben Stokes has not been selected in order for the 20-year-old to undergo a rehabilitation programme on a finger injury.

Two additional players, Jos Buttler of Somerset and Nottinghamshire opener Alex Hales, will join the squad ahead of the Twenty20 fixture on October 29.

National selector Geoff Miller said: “This squad contains an exciting balance of experienced international cricketers along with some very talented younger players who can play the high quality limited-overs cricket needed to challenge India.

“A number of injuries and a decision to omit James Anderson in line with our policy of sensibly managing player workloads give opportunities for other very talented players to continue to develop as international cricketers.

“We had a promising one-day series win over India earlier this month and this squad will be looking forward to the challenge of continuing that success in the sub-continent over the next four weeks.

“The additions to the squad for the Twenty20 fixture will strengthen the squad and provide Jos Buttler and Alex Hales with valuable experience of playing on the sub-continent.

“Stuart Broad is currently undergoing a period of rehabilitation for a shoulder injury. However, he will join the squad in India if he completes his rehabilitation programme ahead of schedule. Graeme Swann will once again lead the Twenty20 side if Stuart is unable to join the squad.”

England ODI, T20 Team for India tour

  • Alastair Cook (captain, Essex)
  • Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire)
  • Ian Bell (Warwickshire)
  • Ravi Bopara (Essex)
  • Scott Borthwick (Durham)
  • Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire)
  • Jade Dernbach (Surrey)
  • Steven Finn (Middlesex)
  • Craig Kieswetter (Somerset)
  • Stuart Meaker (Surrey)
  • Samit Patel (Nottinghamshire)
  • Kevin Pietersen (Surrey)
  • Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire)
  • Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire)
  • Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)
  • Jos Buttler (Somerset) – for T20 only
  • Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire) – for T20 only

7 thoughts on “England ODI, T20 squad for India tour

  1. Anand

    Dhoni has given a matured post match conference,but this is wat we have been seein the whole year we have not performed good in neither in england nor in asia cup nor in australia nor in T20 world cup.It was really surprised to see how come Jadeja has got the nod immediately in the playing 11 every one knows he has already gone for a toss with chennai super kings and Test Cricket is lot about patience and testing.

  2. Anand

    Again and again players like badri,Rohit sharma who has got exceptional talent every one knows why we are not considerig them and rohit will become mature player once he faces the music of test.

  3. Anand

    How many days we are going to blame the pitch, bowlers and batsmen and how come England has got superior than us and we have been defeated by spin completely. where the world says the spin attack will get tantered and diminished by Indian Players. Nothing to say more abt this we are yet to find players to play spin better after the exit of the wall and classy very very special Laxman the fiercy bengal tiger the god of offside and the loft of six over bowlers head the superior Ganguly and the ageging tiger Sachin[Lord of Cricket]

  4. Anand

    There should be some serious thinking now and I’m really upset how come yuvraj singh was not included in final test, he has scored few runs not bad and when dhoni stresses on a factor you should give more chance to young players, ofcourse yuvraj is also young to test cricket and he has been returning from life threat disease and he has done some justice to his batting and u know that final test was a crucial one and u have taken more than a chance, if u say a player has scored two triple hundreds in domestic cricket and thats the simple logic behind jadejas selection, whats been happening for badri, jaffer every domestic season scoring tons and tons of runs.


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