England inject young-blood against India

Updated: 26 August 2011 21:10 IST

England named a 13-man squad for the only T20 match against India at Old Trafford on August 31 and a  14-man squad for the ODI series  beginning from Spetember 3, on Friday.

England inject young-blood against India
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England named a 13-man squad for the only T20 match against India at Old Trafford on August 31 and a  14-man squad for the ODI series  beginning from Spetember 3, on Friday.

While Kevin Pietersen has been rested, Durham's Ben Stokes has been brought in after he made his debut against Ireland on Thursday. The team for the T20 has two uncapped players in Somerset's Jos Buttler and Nottinghamshire's Alex Hales.

The focus on injecting young blood in the side is evident. "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," said national selector Goeff Miller.

Miller also said that the decision to rest Pietersen was after careful consideration. "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 batsmen to test himself batting at number four."

Twenty20 squad

Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire) Captain
Ravi Bopara (Essex)
Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire)
Jos Buttler (Somerset)
Jade Dernbach (Surrey)
Steven Finn (Middlesex)
Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire)
Craig Kieswetter (Somerset)
Eoin Morgan (Middlesex)
Samit Patel (Nottinghamshire)
Kevin Pietersen (Surrey)
Ben Stokes (Durham)
Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire)

ODI squad
Alastair Cook (Essex) Captain
James Anderson (Lancashire)
Ian Bell (Warwickshire)
Ravi Bopara (Essex)
Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire)
Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)
Jade Dernbach (Surrey)
Steven Finn (Middlesex)
Craig Kieswetter (Somerset)
Eoin Morgan (Middlesex)
Samit Patel (Nottinghamshire)
Ben Stokes (Durham)
Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire)
Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire)

Topics : Cricket Alex Hales Kevin Pietersen Jos Buttler Ben Stokes Michael Clarke West Indies India Australia England India in England, 2011
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