June 21, 2000

Franks, Thorpe named in England one-day squad

England yesterday named a 14 man squad for next month's Natwest Triangular Series. The squad for the tournament - involving West Indies and Zimbabwe - is relatively short on surprises. Uncapped Nottinghamshire seamer Paul Franks is bought into the squad for the first time, after a successful winter for the 'A' team. Speaking of the selection, David Graveney said: "Paul Franks has been in excellent form this season, and we expect him to compete for a place in our starting line-up."

Graham Thorpe makes a comeback, having seemingly served his punishment for his no-show on last winter's tour to Southern Africa. Vikram Solanki keeps his place in the squad, after an excellent start to the summer, whilst rookie 'keeper Chris Read misses out in favour of Alec Stewart.

The Squad: Hussain (capt), Caddick, Croft, Ealham, Flintoff, Franks, Gough, Hick, Knight, Mullally, Solanki, Stewart, Thorpe, White.