named in England 16 man squad for India/New Zealand ODI Series
today named a 16-man squad for this winters One-Day International
series in India and New Zealand.
squad includes eleven members of the squad who toured Zimbabwe plus
Andrew Caddick, Darren Gough, Ashley Giles, Michael Vaughan and
Grayson, James Kirtley, Mark Ramprakash, Ryan Sidebottom and Chris
Silverwood are the players omitted from the squad that defeated
Zimbabwe 5-0 in the ODI series earlier this month.
will play a five-match ODI series in India after Christmas before
flying on to New Zealand for a five-match ODI series against their
the squad, Chairman of Selectors, David Graveney, said: We
have chosen this squad with a view to building a One-Day side for
the next World Cup in South Africa and beyond.
number of experienced ODI players have been omitted from this squad,
but we have not drawn a line under anybodys name and will
continue to consider players who perform strongly in domestic one-day
Kirtley, Ryan Sidebottom and Chris Silverwood all provided strong
competition for places in the pace bowling department. With regard
to James, we would like to emphasize that he remains very much part
of our future plans and his omission from this squad is wholly unrelated
to the ICC Match Referees decision to report him for a suspect
bowling action during the recent series in Zimbabwe.
Vaughan returns to the squad now that he is fully recovered from
injury and his inclusion will give us cover for the established
openers as well as providing competition for places
in the middle order. We were also keen to retain Owais Shah in the
squad as he performed well during the summer and had limited opportunity
to impress in Zimbabwe.
welcome Darren Gough back into the squad as he is a proven one-day
performer. But Darren has only made himself available for a One-Day
contract this winter and, regardless of his performances, he will
not be considered for the Test series in New Zealand that follows
the One-Day Series.