England have announced the England squads for the forthcoming Twenty20 fixture against India – Old Trafford, Wednesday August 31 – and the ODI Series against India commencing on Saturday September 3.
Durham’s Ben Stokes, who made his international debut against Ireland in Dublin yesterday, has been included in the squad while Kevin Pietersen has been rested.
National selector Geoff Miller said, “Across both squads we believe we’ve selected an exciting blend of experienced international performers along with some exciting young players with a great deal of talent.
“We will need to play a high quality brand of limited-overs cricket against the world champions India.
“We’re very excited to have included some bright young players in the form of Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Alex Hales, all of whom have proved themselves domestically and will now be looking to successfully take the step up to international level.
“The decision to omit Kevin Pietersen from the one-day squad is in line with our policy of sensibly managing player workloads and will give the opportunity to another batsman to test himself batting at number four.”
Twenty20 squad: Stuart Broad (capt), Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Jos Buttler, Jade Dernbach, Steven Finn, Alex Hales, Craig Kieswetter (wk), Eoin Morgan, Samit Patel, Kevin Pietersen, Ben Stokes, Graeme Swann.
ODI squad: Alastair Cook (capt), James Anderson, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Jade Dernbach, Steven Finn, Craig Kieswetter (wk), Eoin Morgan, Samit Patel, Ben Stokes, Graeme Swann, Jonathan Trott.