Cook left out of England's World T20 squad

Updated: 02 March 2010 12:51 IST

England selected five newcomers in a provisional squad for the World Twenty20 tournament starting at the end of April but left out Alistair Cook.

London:

England selected five newcomers in a provisional squad for the World Twenty20 tournament in the West Indies starting at the end of April but left out one-day captain Alistair Cook.

Fast-medium bowler Steven Finn of Middlesex, Hampshire batsman Michael Lumb, allrounder Peter Trego of Somerset, Yorkshire slow leftarm spinner David Wainwright and medium-pace bowler Chris Woakes of Warwickshire were yesterday included in a 30-man squad that will be halved by March 30.

Paul Collingwood will captain the team, which also includes South African-born opener and wicketkeeper Craig Kieswetter, who became eligible to play for England two weeks ago.

The absence of Cook, who is captain of the one-day team currently playing in Bangladesh but considered mainly a test player, is no real surprise.

"The message is that originally we said we didn't think Alastair was a Twenty20 player and we still stick by that," national selector Geoff Miller said.

The World Twenty20 is scheduled for April 30-May 16.

Squad: Paul Collingwood (captain), James Anderson, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Steven Davies, Joe Denly, Steven Finn, Craig Kieswetter, Michael Lumb, Sajid Mahmood, Dimitri Mascarenhas, Eoin Morgan, Graham Onions, Kevin Pietersen, Liam Plunkett, Matt Prior, Adil Rashid, Owais Shah, Ajmal Shahzad, Ryan Sidebottom, Graeme Swann, James Tredwell, Peter Trego, Jonathan Trott, David Wainwright, Chris Woakes, Luke Wright, Michael Yardy.

Topics : Cricket Sreesanth
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