Ian Bell recalled to England ODI squad

England named a 14-man squad for three-match ODI series against West Indies, beginning on Saturday 16 June at the Ageas Bowl.

A 13-man squad for the International T20 at Trent Bridge on Sunday 24 June has also been named.

Warwickshire batsman Ian Bell is the only player included in the squad who was not involved in England’s most recent 4-0 series win against Pakistan in February.

Bell has been picked in place of the retired Kevin Pietersen and on Saturday will make his 109th one day appearance for England.

National selector Geoff Miller said, “We are anticipating a very competitive series against West Indies and are looking to continue to build on the progress we made in limited-overs cricket earlier this year against Pakistan.

“Kevin Pietersen’s recent decision to retire from one-day cricket means we now start looking at other options available to us as we prepare to defend our ICC World Twenty20 title and look towards next year’s ICC Champions Trophy and the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup.”

ODI squad Alastair Cook (capt), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Jade Dernbach, Steven Finn, Craig Kieswetter, Eoin Morgan, Samit Patel, Graeme Swann, Jonathan Trott

T20 squad Stuart Broad (capt), Jonny Bairstow, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Danny Briggs, Jos Buttler, Jade Dernbach, Steven Finn, Alex Hales, Craig Kieswetter, Eoin Morgan, Samit Patel, Graeme Swann

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