Finn & Morgan named in England squad for ICC World T20
21 August 2012
England selectors today named a 15-player England squad, including Middlesex's Steven Finn & Eoin Morgan and a 14-player England Women’s squad for the ICC World T20 to be played in Sri Lanka next month.
Stuart Broad will lead a side looking to retain the ICC World T20 beginning on September 21against Afghanistan. Eight members of the squad were involved in the 2010 victory and all members of the squad have previously represented England in the twenty over format.
National selector, Geoff Miller, said: “We are very much looking forward to beginning the defence of our World T20 title next month. We know that it will take exceptional cricket to retain the trophy and that begins with the first match against Afghanistan. This is a very balanced squad combining experienced players with some young talent who have done well at both international and domestic level this season and who are all very excited by the challenges ahead in Sri Lanka.”
The England Women’s squad that dominated India in two NatWest Women’s T20 matches in June sees just one change, as pace bowler Anya Shrubsole returns in place of fellow seamer Georgia Elwiss.
Head of England Women’s Cricket Clare Connor said: “Once again there has been serious competition for a place in the England Women’s squad ahead of the second half of their international summer. After two NatWest International T20 matches against Pakistan and then five against the West Indies, the squad will fly to Sri Lanka for the ICC World Twenty20 with excellent preparation under their belts. England’s international T20 record over the past year has been almost without blemish and confidence is high for the World Twenty20 campaign. A joint event with the men, this tournament provides the greatest opportunity to drive the profile of women’s cricket globally and the players are excited about playing their part in the fight to regain the trophy.”
England Men squad for ICC World T20
Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire) (captain) Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire) Ravi Bopara (Essex) Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire) Danny Briggs (Hampshire) Jos Buttler (Somerset) Jade Dernbach (Surrey) Steven Finn (Middlesex) Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire) Craig Kieswetter (Somerset) Michael Lumb (Nottinghamshire) Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) Samit Patel (Nottinghamshire) Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire) Luke Wright (Sussex)
Fri 21 Sep – England v Afghanistan Sun 23 Sep – England v India Followed by Super 8s
Group A – Australia, India, England, Pakistan Group B – New Zealand, West Indies, Sri Lanka, South Africa
England Women Fixtures
Thurs 27 Sep – England v Pakistan (0930-1230), Galle Sat 29 Sep – India v England (1330-1630), Galle Mon 1 Oct – Australia v England (1330-1630), Galle Thurs 4 Oct – Women’s semi-final A1 v B2 (1430-1730), Colombo Fri 5 Oct – Women’s semi-final A2 v B1 (1430-1730), Colombo Sun 7 Oct – Women’s final (1430-1730), Colombo