Yorkshire’s Tim Bresnan and Jonny Bairstow have been included in a 15-man squad for the One-Day International tour of India in October. The four week tour includes five One-Day Internationals and an international Twenty20 fixture against India.
The 15-man squad contains one uncapped player, Surrey pace bowler Stuart Meaker. Meaker has spent the last two winters on the Fast Bowling Programme before making his debut for England Lions against Sri Lanka A this summer. Three other players not involved in this month’s ODI series win over India have been included in the squad; Kevin Pietersen (Surrey), Durham’s Scott Borthwick and Warwickshire all-rounder Chris Woakes.
James Anderson will be rested for the tour while Durham’s Ben Stokes has not been selected in order for the 20 year old to undergo a rehabilitation programme on a finger injury.
Two additional players, Jos Buttler (Somerset) and Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), will join the squad ahead of the Twenty20 fixture on 29 October.
National selector, Geoff Miller, said: “This squad contains an exciting balance of experienced international cricketers along with some very talented younger players who can play the high quality limited overs cricket needed to challenge India. A number of injuries and a decision to omit James Anderson in line with our policy of sensibly managing player workloads give opportunities for other very talented players to continue to develop as international cricketers.”
England ODI squad
Alastair Cook (Essex) Captain, Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire), Ian Bell (Warwickshire), Ravi Bopara (Essex), Scott Borthwick (Durham), Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire), Jade Dernbach (Surrey), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Craig Kieswetter (Somerset), Stuart Meaker (Surrey), Samit Patel (Nottinghamshire), Kevin Pietersen (Surrey), Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire), Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)
*Jos Buttler (Somerset) For T20 fixture only, *Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire) For T20 fixture only
England tour of India 2011
4 October England arrive in Hyderabad
8 October 50-over warm-up match Hyderabad (Gymkhana)
11 October 50-over warm-up match Hyderabad (Gymkhana)
14 October 1st ODI v India (D/N) Hyderabad (RGI Stadium, Uppal)
17 October 2nd ODI v India (D/N) Delhi (Ferozeshah Kotla)
20 October 3rd ODI v India (D/N) Mohali (PCA Stadium)
23 October 4th ODI v India (D/N) Mumbai (Wankhede Stadium)
25 October 5th ODI v India (D/N) Kolkata (Eden Gardens)
29 October T20 v India (D/N) Kolkata (Eden Gardens)