India in England 2014 August 31, 2014

England call up Jason Roy for T20

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'I got a bit worried, but I'll be fine' - Roy

England have named uncapped Surrey batsman Jason Roy in a 14-man squad for the one-off T20I against India at Edgbaston on September 7 although for a short while it looked as though his chance would be snatched away from him.

Roy's participation in the match was thrown into doubt when he was forced to retire hurt on Sunday morning after sustaining a blow on the right thumb while batting against Hamish Bennett for Surrey against New Zealand A.

After a lengthy stoppage - Roy removed his right glove immediately - he decided to bat on for a couple of overs before taking the decision to leave the field for further treatment. Surrey subsequently confirmed that he had left the ground for an X-ray which showed only bruising and no break, meaning he is expected to be fit for selection for England.

"I tried to bat on for a bit, but then got a bit worried about it," Roy told Surrey's website. "So I went for an X-ray to make sure I got peace of mind. It should be absolutely fine in a couple of days. A bit of ice and rest, and it should be sweet.

"This is is a huge opportunity for me. It's a dream of mine since I was a pup. I hope I can get a few runs and win a game for them."

Roy, 24, is the only player uncapped in international cricket in the squad but is joined by the recalled Tim Bresnan, Ravi Bopara and James Taylor. Bresnan has not featured in an international side since the defeat to the Netherlands that ended England's miserable World T20 campaign in Bangladesh in March, while Taylor last played for England 12 months ago in an ODI against Ireland. Bopara was a surprise omission from the squad currently contesting the ODI series against India.

With Stuart Broad, England's regular T20 captain, unavailable due to a knee injury - he undergoes surgery on September 4 - the team will be led by Eoin Morgan.

With England scheduled to play few T20Is in the coming months - they do not play another until June 2015 - this match could also be used to take a look at fringe candidates ahead of the World Cup in six months' time.

Certainly Roy, who played a prominent role in helping Surrey to T20 Finals Day this season, is an intriguing candidate for England's struggling ODI batting line-up. He was the top-scorer in the 2014 NatWest t20 Blast season, with 677 runs at an average of 48.35 and an impressive strike-rate of 157.07. He arrived in England from South Africa as a 10 year old.

There is no place in the squad for Ian Bell or Michael Carberry, who were both part of the side that contested England's last T20 match; a nine-run defeat against Sri Lanka at The Kia Oval in May. There is also no place for Luke Wright, who averaged just over 50 in scoring more than 600 runs in the group stages of the NatWest Blast, including two centuries.

"This one-off NatWest International T20 provides us with an opportunity to look at players who have impressed recently in domestic cricket and gives them a chance to test themselves on the international stage against high-quality opposition," national selector, James Whitaker, said. "I would like to wish Eoin Morgan and his squad all the very best against a strong Indian side."

England's current ODI strategy is enjoying little success. They have lost four of their five last ODI series and are 2-0 down in the series against India with two games to play. The only exception came in the Caribbean when they utilised their T20 squad ahead of the World T20.

Taylor is available to play for Notts Outlaws in the Royal London Cup semi-final on September 6 and will only join up with the squad ahead of Sunday if the semi-final concludes on Saturday and the reserve day is not needed.

Squad: Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Jos Buttler, Steven Finn, Harry Gurney, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Joe Root, Jason Roy, James Taylor, James Tredwell , Chris Woakes

George Dobell is a senior correspondent at ESPNcricinfo

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  • JG2704 on September 2, 2014, 8:59 GMT

    @R_U_4_REAL_NICK /CodandChips - I'm certainly not championing the inclusion of either Ali or Bresnan. I just feel it's a much better option right now than Okes or Jordan. Ali adds another slow option which I prefer and re Bres the memories are painful but they are more distant than those of Okes and Jordan

  • YorkshirePudding on September 1, 2014, 13:25 GMT

    @R_U_4_REAL_NICK, I think there is too much emphasis put on the 'mystery' bowler, in the case of a Malinga, his low arm round arm action will make it difficult to pickup the ball, especially when its over the wicket. I haven't seen much of narine but again I expect he'll be found out especially in Oz.

    In T20's its all about batsmen not bowlers, bowlers need to learn to be able to bowl full fast Yorkers which is contrary to FC thinking bowling.

  • R_U_4_REAL_NICK on September 1, 2014, 12:45 GMT

    @JG2704 (post on August 31, 2014, 21:12 GMT): Meh, fair enough - that's me told, and it is just a home T20 game. I like Bresnan and think he still deserves further runs in tests. Short-formats... O.K. he's ahead of others, agreed; but we're just missing something in the teams and I can't quite put my finger on it. Maybe a Malinga or a Maxwell or a Narine... "Keep dreaming" you and others might say, but are we REALLY star-performer deprived?

  • Juiceoftheapple on September 1, 2014, 12:14 GMT

    Wow, England play a team that might post a good one day score shocker!

  • CodandChips on September 1, 2014, 11:59 GMT

    @siltbreeze @JG2704 Yeah I am being harsh on Ali. His ODI appearences weren't too bad. I grouped his white-ball appearences together when perhaps I shouldn't. felt he was just getting worse batting and bowling the more he played in white-ball cricket. But he was underused as a bowler, and is much improved. And if I'm arguing that players like Taylor, Hales etc should get extended runs in the side to prove their worth and be given a chance to settle, I really ought to say the same about Ali.

    Though he has improved his spin, is he going to be effective in ODIs and T2OIs. Maybe so. But maybe a white-ball specialist spinner would be a better option, and although they hardly played well, I think Briggs and Parry were dropped prematurely.

  • pitch_curator on September 1, 2014, 10:48 GMT

    Good player and I hope the Indians have seen him play in the T20 blast. Plays very well against millitary medium pacers. Need to bowl spin to him early in the powerplay and send him back to the hut. I dont think he would have played spin of this quality before.

  • siltbreeze on September 1, 2014, 10:47 GMT

    @CodandChips - That's extremely harsh on Ali. He's played just 3 ODIs and the bare stats are pretty good. Give the man a chance. As a naturally attacking batsman and rapidly improving bowler he's a very useful short format player. You need two good spin options in T20 and as an all-round package he's better than anyone else we have (Patel, Briggs, Parry etc).

  • on September 1, 2014, 9:53 GMT

    Nice and young England team with bubbling enthu. All the best

  • on September 1, 2014, 9:19 GMT

    Good call..

  • anver777 on September 1, 2014, 8:18 GMT

    Hard hitting all rounder Tim Bresnan is a good addition to the squad along with in form T20 specialist Luke Wright !!!! its gonna be a very tough game for ENG against the IND's mighty T20 team !!!!

  • JG2704 on September 2, 2014, 8:59 GMT

    @R_U_4_REAL_NICK /CodandChips - I'm certainly not championing the inclusion of either Ali or Bresnan. I just feel it's a much better option right now than Okes or Jordan. Ali adds another slow option which I prefer and re Bres the memories are painful but they are more distant than those of Okes and Jordan

  • YorkshirePudding on September 1, 2014, 13:25 GMT

    @R_U_4_REAL_NICK, I think there is too much emphasis put on the 'mystery' bowler, in the case of a Malinga, his low arm round arm action will make it difficult to pickup the ball, especially when its over the wicket. I haven't seen much of narine but again I expect he'll be found out especially in Oz.

    In T20's its all about batsmen not bowlers, bowlers need to learn to be able to bowl full fast Yorkers which is contrary to FC thinking bowling.

  • R_U_4_REAL_NICK on September 1, 2014, 12:45 GMT

    @JG2704 (post on August 31, 2014, 21:12 GMT): Meh, fair enough - that's me told, and it is just a home T20 game. I like Bresnan and think he still deserves further runs in tests. Short-formats... O.K. he's ahead of others, agreed; but we're just missing something in the teams and I can't quite put my finger on it. Maybe a Malinga or a Maxwell or a Narine... "Keep dreaming" you and others might say, but are we REALLY star-performer deprived?

  • Juiceoftheapple on September 1, 2014, 12:14 GMT

    Wow, England play a team that might post a good one day score shocker!

  • CodandChips on September 1, 2014, 11:59 GMT

    @siltbreeze @JG2704 Yeah I am being harsh on Ali. His ODI appearences weren't too bad. I grouped his white-ball appearences together when perhaps I shouldn't. felt he was just getting worse batting and bowling the more he played in white-ball cricket. But he was underused as a bowler, and is much improved. And if I'm arguing that players like Taylor, Hales etc should get extended runs in the side to prove their worth and be given a chance to settle, I really ought to say the same about Ali.

    Though he has improved his spin, is he going to be effective in ODIs and T2OIs. Maybe so. But maybe a white-ball specialist spinner would be a better option, and although they hardly played well, I think Briggs and Parry were dropped prematurely.

  • pitch_curator on September 1, 2014, 10:48 GMT

    Good player and I hope the Indians have seen him play in the T20 blast. Plays very well against millitary medium pacers. Need to bowl spin to him early in the powerplay and send him back to the hut. I dont think he would have played spin of this quality before.

  • siltbreeze on September 1, 2014, 10:47 GMT

    @CodandChips - That's extremely harsh on Ali. He's played just 3 ODIs and the bare stats are pretty good. Give the man a chance. As a naturally attacking batsman and rapidly improving bowler he's a very useful short format player. You need two good spin options in T20 and as an all-round package he's better than anyone else we have (Patel, Briggs, Parry etc).

  • on September 1, 2014, 9:53 GMT

    Nice and young England team with bubbling enthu. All the best

  • on September 1, 2014, 9:19 GMT

    Good call..

  • anver777 on September 1, 2014, 8:18 GMT

    Hard hitting all rounder Tim Bresnan is a good addition to the squad along with in form T20 specialist Luke Wright !!!! its gonna be a very tough game for ENG against the IND's mighty T20 team !!!!

  • Kushalagr007 on September 1, 2014, 7:11 GMT

    "He arrived in England from South Africa as a 10 year old."The line that I enjoyed the most of the above article. So we can safely say that he will have a good England career and has a chance to probably lead England in future. Sometimes I wonder how will an All-time XI of SA players that have played for England look like. Maybe Steven Lynch can give us an XI in his next article.

  • YorkshirePudding on September 1, 2014, 6:33 GMT

    Its good to see the Selectors picking Roy, hes had an outstanding summer in the T20 Blast. hopefully this will allow them to gauge his readiness for ODI's.

    I'm a bit ambivalent on Bresnan, he's been playing well for york's this season, with an average of 45 (though helped by 5 NO's), and bowling AVG of 29, his economy isn't too bad either approx 7.22.

    Good to see Bopara back in the fold. Ideally the ODI team and T20 team would have a significant overlap in personnel.

    Cook needs to take a step back and consider if the ODI format is really his bag, just like strauss did. Yes theres the carrot of a WC win, and being the first England captain to win it dangled to keep him there but that shouldn't be the reason for him staying.

  • JG2704 on August 31, 2014, 21:12 GMT

    @ R_U_4_REAL_NICK on (August 31, 2014, 11:20 GMT) To be fair to Bres I think he's been in pretty good form for Yorks. He bowled horribly last time he played for England but then so has just about every England pace bowler/bowling all rounder. If Jordan's bowling continues then (without meaning to tempt fate) Bres couldn't do much worse. Also with bat Jordan either hits big 6s or fails to connect at all and I'd say it's usually more of the latter. I saw some of Bres SF batting for Yorks and he seemed to be striking the ball more than thin air I never thought I'd welcome Bres back but I'd pick him above either Okes and Jordan

  • JG2704 on August 31, 2014, 21:10 GMT

    @RoBoBobster on (August 31, 2014, 11:01 GMT) I can see equally valid arguments for and against Wright. The problem is he has rarely done it for England. I'm a big fan and he has the potential to win a game single handedly

    @hambat on (August 31, 2014, 15:19 GMT) He's out of his depth at county level most of the time

    @CodandChips on (August 31, 2014, 19:53 GMT) Actually his ODI cricket for Eng has been better than most - batting 38 at SR 81 , Bowling 13.66 ER 4.10 which is baffling why he has not been given a go so far in the ODIs but is in the T20 squad.

  • JG2704 on August 31, 2014, 20:42 GMT

    @Shaun Adams on (August 31, 2014, 10:55 GMT) Personally I'd like to see how Roy does but maybe Hales could have made way. As has already been pointed out in the past Lumb was harshly discarded from the ODI set up. I wouldn't have minded seeing Lumb/Hales open in ODIs too. Re Bopara . I noticed he didn't bowl for Essex in the domestic 50 over QFs. If he doesn't bowl he doesn't plat in my side but if he does bowl he's one of the 1st SF players in my side

  • on August 31, 2014, 20:35 GMT

    I feel that Morgan never really fulfilled that early expectation. He seems to have been out of form for an eternity and averages are below what he promised at the beginning of his career.

  • landl47 on August 31, 2014, 20:27 GMT

    Why do England need a 14-man squad for a one-off T20 game? Surely 12 would be enough?

    However, it's good to see Roy and Taylor given a chance- provided they aren't two of the three left out. I just wish this was the ODI squad and not the hit-and-giggle brigade.

  • CricketingStargazer on August 31, 2014, 19:54 GMT

    Morgan has passed 40 just *once* in his last 20 international innings, so he needs to do something soon. His place must be coming under threat.

    James Taylor's selection is an interesting one: a lot of people had given up on him getting another call-up so, this was unexpected. If Alistair Cook were to give up the ODI captaincy, James Taylor might be a real candidate to take over for the World Cup.

    Pleased to see Tim Bresnan back. He's been in good form for Yorkshire and this is probably his best format right now. Even if he doesn't make the XI, let him know that he's not forgotten.

  • CodandChips on August 31, 2014, 19:53 GMT

    @Asim Pervez!I don't get why you're attacking @yorkshire-86, "or is your decision not cricket related"

    His white-ball career for England so far has been poor (though he has improved as a bowler). I'd rather he consolidated his test game as his bowling though remarkably improved is still a work in progress and his batting was poor.

    "his batting is great" He scored one magnificent hundred between some recklessness outside the off stump and some awful playing of the short-ball.

    "you can't expect.him to.take wickets and score centuries at same time". You can expect him to bat a bit better though. I'm not expecting Kallis or Sobers. But if he's gonna bat in the top 6 he should score runs.

  • luckyindia on August 31, 2014, 19:24 GMT

    Oh dear tim Bresnan again ? England selector not doing anything about they new ( young )player. if they want to win w/c or odi they must rest joe root, (test player)this is a one day. b.stockes hopeless tim bresnen hopeless for t20 my team for one day (1) a.cook (2)a.hales (3)i.bell (4)g.Ballance (5)e.morgan (6)m.ali (7) j.buttler (8) tredwell (9) j.anderson (10)s. finn (11)gurney /bopara wakes or any good all rounder 5+1 w/k ( batsman) 2 (all rounder) 3 (f/m bowler) try this they will win 100%. thank you England team selector.

  • on August 31, 2014, 19:15 GMT

    Given England's usual approach, I am surprised Taylor can play for Notts. I am in favour, but it isn't consistent with other key players missing the quarter finals and maybe semis

  • on August 31, 2014, 19:12 GMT

    Yorkshire 86 Ali again yes Ali again as he has proved his bowling is a asset and his batting is great as proven against Sri Lanka you can't expect.him to.take wickets and score centuries at same time or is your decision not cricket related

  • yorkshire-86 on August 31, 2014, 18:13 GMT

    Oh dear Ali again? Nice to see Bops back and Taylor given a chance.

  • Jamie-1212 on August 31, 2014, 16:31 GMT

    A move in the right direction, Roy is an explosive and dynamic batsman, just what England need.

    Due to the way Roy plays he will fail some times, so it's important to give him a chance and a run in the team.

  • CricketChat on August 31, 2014, 15:47 GMT

    Eng should play Bresnan. He always did well against Ind in Eng. Not sure if Morgan should be in the mix of things any longer with several youngsters slowly, but surely cementing their places with decent performances. Until I saw the scorecard, I didn't even notice Morgan actually played. He has become so obscure!

  • on August 31, 2014, 15:28 GMT

    Praise the Lord! They did not turn back to fetch Dernbcak!

  • hambat on August 31, 2014, 15:19 GMT

    "I reckon with Eoin Morgan should be a regular in the test side too."

    Plleasee! He's out of his depth at international level. He won't show up when needed, as in the most recent ODI.

  • Nutcutlet on August 31, 2014, 15:14 GMT

    A 14 man squad? What's this about, then? Perhaps it's to send a message to the three that won't play: you haven't been forgotten - just in case you thought you had been. Otherwise, it seems a tad unusual for a one-off and another message could be: we (the selectors) aren't really sure about our XI. I think I am (in batting order): Hales, Roy, Root, Taylor, Morgan, Buttler, Ali, Woakes, Tredwell, Finn & Gurney. I am a fan of Bresnan's and might consider him in place of Woakes - but the latter has done enough in the ODIs to be given a chance in the this format ahead of TB. Jordan has been in the England setup just long enough for the glitches to surface; he's not really in any sort of nick. His performance at Cardiff was worrying. I hope no one's tinkering with his action. It may not be pretty, but it works for him. It's essential that Roy opens with Hales; he (JR) is at his most effective in the powerplay as he likes clearing the infield from the off. Now I'll bet he doesn't open!

  • Cricsupernova on August 31, 2014, 14:24 GMT

    England will be beaten by indian team in T20,mark my word

  • drdickdixon on August 31, 2014, 14:21 GMT

    Surrey's twitter feed reports "right thumb is badly bruised but no fracture"

  • on August 31, 2014, 13:11 GMT

    I am a big fan of 'Alastair Cook's captaincy skills. People who are saying that :Cook is not a good captain" I Just don't understand what the hell they're talking about ?? It's team who's not performing well as a team. You can't blame the captain all the time. :|

  • Cricket.Guru on August 31, 2014, 12:41 GMT

    Jason Roy's T20 international debut is in doubt after he has gone for an x-Ray having been struck on the thumb batting for Surrey...

  • on August 31, 2014, 12:33 GMT

    Think England should more or less mimic this side for the ODI's too

  • on August 31, 2014, 11:54 GMT

    This is the difference between Asian teams ie pakistan Sri Lanka and India doesn't matter if the player is 19 or 20 or in case of tendulkar 17 as long as you got talent or you can do something special you will get into the national team more often then not the player performs for example the disgraceful aamir still a teenager and had the cricket world under his feet now Roy has been given a chance in 20/20 he should have been included in the odi side this is where England are going wrong for not picking players like him every thing has to be textbook sometimes you need unorthodox big hitting batsmen or bowlers with ugly or freak actions can you imagine England given odi cap let alone test cap to for example Paul Adams SA spin bowler or Sohail tanvir who bowls on a wrong foot or shiv chanderpaul batters with stance not found in any cricket book that's why England are struggling

  • on August 31, 2014, 11:41 GMT

    Good call bringing in Jason Roy and James Taylor two batsman in gold form and their chance to shine has come. I reckon Eoin Morgan should be made permanent captain of the T20 side since Stuart Broad gets injured often and isn't there half the time. You cant afford to have a captain that is very injury prone. I reckon with Eoin Morgan should be a regular in the test side too. He's certainly good for it he has more than a single test century. Since he;s a senior member in the T20 and ODI sides I reckon the same should be done in the test side. For the test side Alastair Cook should be captain with Ian Bell as deputy. In ODI's Alastair Cook as captain with Eoin Morgan as deputy. In the T20 side Eoin Morgan as captain with Ravi Bopara as deputy.

  • on August 31, 2014, 11:30 GMT

    Good to see young players getting a "GO" in the T20I...They can prove it there what they're capable of!

  • on August 31, 2014, 11:24 GMT

    I really hoped we'd seen the last of Bresnan in an England shirt.

  • R_U_4_REAL_NICK on August 31, 2014, 11:20 GMT

    Still too many test players for my liking. I'm actually one of the very few people who don't mind Bell (if in form) in ODIs, but he should be nowhere near T20 internationals; therefore, glad he's not here at least. What the heck is Bresnan in for exactly?

  • enlightenedone on August 31, 2014, 11:17 GMT

    this should also be the odi side.

  • ahad555 on August 31, 2014, 11:15 GMT

    Eoin Morgan is the right captain. he should be also captain of odd squad. good to see ravi in the team and aldo moen ali.

  • HHH-TimeToPlayTheGame on August 31, 2014, 11:03 GMT

    Doesn't matter they will lose one-sided again.

  • RoBoBobster on August 31, 2014, 11:01 GMT

    so Luke Wright, average over 50, SR over 160, second most runs (601) in one less match, highest SR in top 28 most run scorers, highest SR by England qualified player with over 252 runs (Buttler has 250, 270 SR), 2 hundreds, 3 fifties, not involved in the world coup debarcle, in which Mo Ali scored 51 runs at an average under 13, SR around 110 and bowled 5 overs none for 41 - including Mo's other T20s he averages under ten, did not otherwise bowl. James Taylor only scored 272 runs at 34 - despite 4 not outs (shows he batted at the death) his SR was a mere 123. Luke's championship form has been excellent, averaging over 60 for the second year running, and despite at the start of the tournament playing with a niggle, his RLODC was decent, and he seemed untroubled throughout - always out just as he really threatened, with from memory once off a middled pull that was almost six, and at least once a run out.

  • CodandChips on August 31, 2014, 11:01 GMT

    An interesting squad.

    Roy and Taylor both deserve their chances. Roy for his excellent Blast season (though he's done well in the championship also). Taylor has had a brilliant career in all formats in county cricket so deserves a go. I guess for both batsmen this is a ODI audition.

    Glad Bopara is playing as I still think he is a far better white-ball allrounder than Stokes, Woakes or Ali.

    Not sure why there is a 14 man squad just for 1 game.

    Has Bresnan really done enough to deserve a recall.?Personally I thought he was rubbish in the winter.

    Glad Bell dropped as he doesn't play enough T20 games domestically. And Carberry has just been woeful for England in all formats and was at times painful to watch for Hants in the Blast.

  • on August 31, 2014, 10:55 GMT

    So Ravi is in for T20 but not ODI. Also, what has Michael Lumb done wrong.

  • Cricket.Guru on August 31, 2014, 10:51 GMT

    Again very poor team selection... Morgan should not be there.. he is way out of form... Morgan is a highly overrated player who never fulfilled his teams expectations at all.. I am happy for James Taylor.. well deserve call back.. Stokes is better than Woakes for T20 any day... My best eleven is

    1.Hales 2.Roy 3.Vince 4.Taylor 5.Bopara 6.Buttler 7.Stokes 8. Rashid/Bresnan 9.Finn 10.Gurney 11.Tredwell...

    J. Taylor is good enough to lead this side..

  • on August 31, 2014, 10:44 GMT

    Vince really should have been picked, instead of Root even Id say. Hales, Vince, Roy top 3 could be immense.

    Otherwise decent squad! Luke Fletcher of Notts was worth a look in but can not complain too much about the bowlers picked.

  • Patchmaster on August 31, 2014, 10:27 GMT

    Morgan should be leading the ODi's as well (in Cook's general 'absence' of skill) and Roy should be in the ODI and the T20 squad. Typically 'safety first, silverware later' policy by the ECB.......yawn.......and how on earth Gary Ballance isn't in the ODI side instead of Bell or Cook, is just mind blowing. Please post this, many thanks.

  • nitinyadav286 on August 31, 2014, 10:25 GMT

    So...that's what all england fans wanted to happen...lets see how good roy and taylor are....

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  • nitinyadav286 on August 31, 2014, 10:25 GMT

    So...that's what all england fans wanted to happen...lets see how good roy and taylor are....

  • Patchmaster on August 31, 2014, 10:27 GMT

    Morgan should be leading the ODi's as well (in Cook's general 'absence' of skill) and Roy should be in the ODI and the T20 squad. Typically 'safety first, silverware later' policy by the ECB.......yawn.......and how on earth Gary Ballance isn't in the ODI side instead of Bell or Cook, is just mind blowing. Please post this, many thanks.

  • on August 31, 2014, 10:44 GMT

    Vince really should have been picked, instead of Root even Id say. Hales, Vince, Roy top 3 could be immense.

    Otherwise decent squad! Luke Fletcher of Notts was worth a look in but can not complain too much about the bowlers picked.

  • Cricket.Guru on August 31, 2014, 10:51 GMT

    Again very poor team selection... Morgan should not be there.. he is way out of form... Morgan is a highly overrated player who never fulfilled his teams expectations at all.. I am happy for James Taylor.. well deserve call back.. Stokes is better than Woakes for T20 any day... My best eleven is

    1.Hales 2.Roy 3.Vince 4.Taylor 5.Bopara 6.Buttler 7.Stokes 8. Rashid/Bresnan 9.Finn 10.Gurney 11.Tredwell...

    J. Taylor is good enough to lead this side..

  • on August 31, 2014, 10:55 GMT

    So Ravi is in for T20 but not ODI. Also, what has Michael Lumb done wrong.

  • CodandChips on August 31, 2014, 11:01 GMT

    An interesting squad.

    Roy and Taylor both deserve their chances. Roy for his excellent Blast season (though he's done well in the championship also). Taylor has had a brilliant career in all formats in county cricket so deserves a go. I guess for both batsmen this is a ODI audition.

    Glad Bopara is playing as I still think he is a far better white-ball allrounder than Stokes, Woakes or Ali.

    Not sure why there is a 14 man squad just for 1 game.

    Has Bresnan really done enough to deserve a recall.?Personally I thought he was rubbish in the winter.

    Glad Bell dropped as he doesn't play enough T20 games domestically. And Carberry has just been woeful for England in all formats and was at times painful to watch for Hants in the Blast.

  • RoBoBobster on August 31, 2014, 11:01 GMT

    so Luke Wright, average over 50, SR over 160, second most runs (601) in one less match, highest SR in top 28 most run scorers, highest SR by England qualified player with over 252 runs (Buttler has 250, 270 SR), 2 hundreds, 3 fifties, not involved in the world coup debarcle, in which Mo Ali scored 51 runs at an average under 13, SR around 110 and bowled 5 overs none for 41 - including Mo's other T20s he averages under ten, did not otherwise bowl. James Taylor only scored 272 runs at 34 - despite 4 not outs (shows he batted at the death) his SR was a mere 123. Luke's championship form has been excellent, averaging over 60 for the second year running, and despite at the start of the tournament playing with a niggle, his RLODC was decent, and he seemed untroubled throughout - always out just as he really threatened, with from memory once off a middled pull that was almost six, and at least once a run out.

  • HHH-TimeToPlayTheGame on August 31, 2014, 11:03 GMT

    Doesn't matter they will lose one-sided again.

  • ahad555 on August 31, 2014, 11:15 GMT

    Eoin Morgan is the right captain. he should be also captain of odd squad. good to see ravi in the team and aldo moen ali.

  • enlightenedone on August 31, 2014, 11:17 GMT

    this should also be the odi side.