Finn & Morgan named in England squads for NatWest ODI & T20 Series
21 August 2012
England selectors today announced squads for the five match NatWest ODI Series and three match NatWest International T20 Series against South Africa, including Middlesex's Steven Finn & Eoin Morgan.
The NatWest ODI Series commences Friday August 24 at the SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff. All players in the 14-man ODI squad were involved in the recent series victories against West Indies and Australia.
The 15-man T20 squad will contest the three match T20 series as well as the ICC World T20 next month in Sri Lanka. All players have already been capped for England with Luke Wright and Michael Lumb both returning to the squad for the first time since June 2011.
National Selector, Geoff Miller, said: “All players in the 14-man NatWest ODI Series squad were involved in the recent series victory against Australia. We will be looking for this side to build on the recent success we have had and to show further signs of improvement against a strong South Africa side.
“Stuart Broad has an important period coming up leading our T20 side and with a three match series followed closely by the ICC World T20 we feel a two week break from cricket is in the best interests of both Stuart and the team.
“Kevin Pietersen’s future involvement is still being determined and he was therefore not considered for selection in either squad.
“We are grateful to both Essex and Gloucestershire for agreeing to allow Ravi Bopara to play for Gloucestershire against South Africa on Wednesday. Ravi has had some time away from the game and we feel that he will benefit from some extra cricket ahead of the start of the NatWest Series and with no games for Essex before we begin our preparations for the first match this is an ideal opportunity for him.
“The T20 squad mirrors the squad we have selected for the ICC World Twenty20 in Sri Lanka and the three match NatWest series provides this group of players with valuable preparation in what will be a highly competitive series ahead of the tournament starting in September.”
England NatWest ODI Series squad:
Alastair Cook (Essex) (captain) James Anderson (Lancashire) Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire) Ian Bell (Warwickshire) Ravi Bopara (Essex) Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire) Jade Dernbach (Surrey) Steven Finn (Middlesex) Craig Kieswetter (Somerset) Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) Samit Patel (Nottinghamshire) Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire) Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire) Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)
NatWest International T20 Squad:
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)
1st ODI August 24: SWALEC Stadium, Cardiff 10.15am 2nd ODI August 28: Ageas Bowl, Southampton 1pm 3rd ODI August 31 Kia Oval 1pm 4th ODI September 2: Lord’s 10.15am 5th ODI September 5: Trent Bridge 1pm