called up for Englands One-Day squad
bowler, James Kirtley, has been called up for Englands One-Day
squad, which will compete in the triangular VB Series against Australia
and Sri Lanka in December and January.
joins the list of One-Day specialist players who were selected for
the competition in September: Ian Blackwell (Somerset), Paul Collingwood,
(Durham), Ronnie Irani (Essex), Nick Knight (Warwickshire), Owais
Shah (Middlesex), Jeremy Snape (Leicestershire) and Craig White
(Yorkshire), who has subsequently joined the Test Match squad.
remainder of the 16-man squad will be made up of players from the
Test Match squad. Englands full One-Day squad will be named
nearer the start of the series, which begins on Friday 13 December.
Graveney, Chairman of Selectors, said, With Darren Gough now
unable to play in the VB Series, James is has been selected for
our One-Day squad. James played in the NatWest Series last summer
and I am sure he will play a full part in the upcoming series in
Kirtley said, This will be my first playing tour of Australia
and I am delighted to be a part of the squad. It gives me the opportunity
to play against the some of the best players in the world on some
of the best pitches in the world, so it is the ultimate test for
me. It is sad that Goughie is unfit but it gives me a chance to
show what I can do.
got married three weeks ago and I had planned a quiet winter at
home, having been away for the last four winters. But this has now
changed, its been a great surprise.