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Bresnan & Root in T20 World Cup Squad

— 6 February 2014

Yorkshire duo Tim Bresnan and Joe Root have been selected in the England squad for the forthcoming ICC T20 World Cup in Bangladesh and England’s One-Day tour of West Indies.

  • The announcement was made by James Whitaker, ECB’s National Selector, at Headingley Cricket Ground earlier today.

    Yorkshire pair of Jonathan Bairstow and Gary Ballance miss out after being selected in the initial extended squad.

    The ECB selectors have called up Worcestershire’s Moeen Ali and Lancashire’s Stephen Parry, the only uncapped players in the squad, while Nottinghamshire’s left arm fast bowler Harry Gurney is selected for his first full England squad for the Caribbean matches.

    England travel to the Caribbean at the end of the month where they will play three One-Day Internationals and three T20 Internationals. The ICC World T20 will be hosted Bangladesh with England’s first match taking place against New Zealand on March 22.

    National Selector James Whitaker said: “We would like to congratulate Moeen Ali and Stephen Parry on their selection for the tour to the Caribbean and then to represent England in the ICC World Twenty20. It is an exciting opportunity for Moeen and Stephen and all the England players.

    “Both Moeen and Stephen have been very consistent performers for Worcestershire and Lancashire and both counties and their coaching staffs , must take credit for their continued progress.

    “Harry Gurney, under the guidance of the excellent coaches at Trent Bridge, has performed well for Nottinghamshire in limited overs cricket – showing good control with the white ball and, as a left arm quick, brings some variety to the tour party.

  • "We're delighted for Joe and Tim. They both deserve to be in the squad." - Martyn Moxon

    “England have won the ICC World Twenty20 before – in 2010 in the Caribbean – and this group has an exciting mix of youth and Twenty20 experience and I am sure with good preparation, desire and determination they will be able to produce an exciting brand of cricket.’

    Stuart Broad will captain the squad in both the One Day Internationals in the Caribbean – in the absence of the rested Alastair Cook – as well as the Twenty20s and in the ICC World Twenty20. Eoin Morgan will be vice-captain for both tours.

    James Whitaker paid tribute to the value that Morgan brings to the squad. He said: ‘Eoin has recognised leadership qualities and he has successfully led England sides in the past. This status of vice-captain is a reward for him. We believe that he and Stuart will form an excellent leadership team.

    Tour party for the Caribbean

    S Broad (Nottinghamshire-captain)
    E Morgan (Middlesex – vice captain)
    M Ali (Worcestershire)
    R Bopara (Essex)
    T Bresnan (Yorkshire)
    J Buttler (Lancashire)
    J Dernbach (Surrey)
    H Gurney (Nottinghamshire)
    A Hales (Nottinghamshire)
    C Jordan (Sussex)
    M Lumb (Nottinghamshire)
    S Parry (Lancashire)
    J Root (Yorkshire)
    B Stokes (Durham)
    J Tredwell (Kent)
    L Wright (Sussex)

    Fixtures:
    England v Vice Chancellor’s XI: February 25 (Antigua)
    Three-match ODI series at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua: February 28; March 2 & 5.
    Three-match Twenty20 series at the Kensington Oval, Barbados: March 9, 11 & 13.

    Squad for the ICC World Twenty20 Bangladesh

    S Broad (Nottinghamshire-captain)
    E Morgan (Middlesex – vice captain)
    M Ali (Worcestershire)
    R Bopara (Essex)
    T Bresnan (Yorkshire)
    J Buttler (Lancashire)
    J Dernbach (Surrey)
    A Hales (Nottinghamshire)
    C Jordan (Sussex)
    M Lumb (Nottinghamshire)
    S Parry (Lancashire)
    J Root (Yorkshire)
    B Stokes (Durham)
    J Tredwell (Kent)
    L Wright (Sussex)

    Fixtures
    Super 10 – Group 1
    March 22 – v New Zealand
    March 27 – v Sri Lanka
    March 29 – v South Africa
    March 31 – v Qualifier
    (All matches in Chittagong)

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