West Indies in England 2012

England rest Broad, Bresnan and Swann

ESPNcricinfo staff

June 19, 2012

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Stuart Meaker claimed Ajinkya Rahane as his first international wicket, India v England, 4th ODI, Mumbai, October 23, 2011
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Having wrapped up the one-day series against West Indies with victory at The Oval, England have taken the opportunity to rest Stuart Broad, Tim Bresnan and Graeme Swann from the final match at Headingley on Friday.

Stuart Meaker, the Surrey fast bowler, Warwickshire allrounder Chris Woakes and Kent offspinner James Tredwell have been added into the squad. Woakes had already been drafted in as cover after Jade Dernbach was given compassionate leave following the death of Tom Maynard on Monday but Dernbach remains in the squad for the final ODI.

Broad, who is the Twenty20 captain, was also rested for the final Test against West Indies at Edgbaston but for Bresnan and Swann, both part of the Twenty20 squad, it is the first England match of the season they will miss. Since the retirement from one-day cricket of Kevin Pietersen this trio are the only first-choice selections in all three formats.

The players called into the squad all have previous ODI experience with Meaker making his debut against India last October and playing two matches in the series. Woakes, who was originally on that tour before pulling out injured, has played four matches which include taking 6 for 45 against Australia at Brisbane, the second-best figures for England in ODIs.

Tredwell, meanwhile, was the reserve spinner in the Test squad for the tour of Sri Lanka earlier this year and last appeared in a one-day international in the World Cup quarter-final against Sri Lanka in Colombo. In the game before that, against West Indies, he took a match-winning 4 for 48 to keep England alive in the tournament.

Geoff Miller, the national selector, said: "The fact that we have already won the NatWest series means we are able to take the opportunity to rest three players ahead of next week's series against Australia and take a closer look at players who are likely to feature in our limited overs planning going forward."

England played the same side in both the first two matches, winning by 114 runs at West End and eight wickets at The Oval, meaning Dernbach, Samit Patel and Jonny Bairstow from the original squad have yet to feature.

Revised squad Alastair Cook (capt), Ian Bell, Jonathan Trott, Ravi Bopara, Eoin Morgan, Craig Kieswetter, Jonny Bairstow, Samit Patel, Chris Woakes, James Tredwell, James Anderson, Steven Finn, Jade Dernbach, Stuart Meaker

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Posted by JG2704 on (June 22, 2012, 15:10 GMT)

A_Yorkshire_Lad /RandyOz - Obviously when KP left SA he cut all ties with everyone in the country inc his father and he now has no friends whatsoever in SA - so he couldn't possibly have returned to see his family and friends could he?

Posted by A_Yorkshire_Lad on (June 22, 2012, 9:10 GMT)

@Randyoz -Well , KP is of dual parentage , his dad is South African his mum is English and as such he qualifies to play for England - or so I understand. From what I remember , KP was more disillusioned with what he perceived to be the South African ' ethnic quota ' selection policy - so he chose to play for England. To state that he wasn't 'good enough' or to imply that he wasn't an exciting prospect for SA at that time iis ridiculous as is your questioning his committment to England - I was at the (tied) Eng/SA ODI in Bloemfontein in early 2005 when he scored 108 from 96 balls in front of an extremely hostile Free State crowd - he was booed on and off the pitch , if i remember. He was England captain for a while after all ! To put it another way , if Usmar Khamaja were to slink off to Pakistan (or the UAE or wherever) to watch and presumably support Pakistan , would you say that would be disgraceful ?

Posted by whatawicket on (June 21, 2012, 14:38 GMT)

randy u used dernbach and kieswetter in previous postings at the turn of the year. go look at see if you can finds others than those 2, it made for a flat storyline. not up to your normal tat.

Posted by RandyOZ on (June 21, 2012, 14:00 GMT)

@A_Yorkshire_Lad - good question. I have no issue with him going to watch the rugby. The thing that would bother me, if I was English, is why was he supporting South Africa? Is this guy English or South African? It really puts into question his credibility when putting on the English whites, and confirms what everyone outside England already knows; he plays for England simply for money because he wasn't good enough to get into the South African setup. To think any other way is dellusional. Do you support another Soccer team? Italy? I highly doubt it.

Posted by   on (June 21, 2012, 12:36 GMT)

Suddenly an embarrassment of riches for English Cricket…

Posted by A_Yorkshire_Lad on (June 21, 2012, 12:19 GMT)

@ Randyoz - good to see you posting loads about your favourite team ( even though you seem to have put the same comments under different features but never mind , eh ? ) but after sifting through the usual extremely tired and predictable sling-shots and over-exaggerations , I do have a serious question : why exactly is it "disgraceful" for KP to attend a South African rugby match ?? If he's not in the ODI squad , he can do what he likes , go where he wants surely? PS I don't live in Australia

Posted by JG2704 on (June 21, 2012, 10:21 GMT)

@CS - I'm guessing you were responding to me even though you put Land down on your comms as your comms have nothing to do with what Landsite put. IMO people who go to the ground are different to TV subscribers etc because they are buying a ticket for a one off event rather than buying a package of which the event is only a very small part. If I can make an analogy , I'm a boxing fan and until recently Sky would show events both as part of the subscription and an extra PPV. If a fight is bad on regular Sky , It's disappointing but if I pay the extra for PPV and the fight is bad I feel more aggrieved even if it was the boxer's fault rather than Sky's. I felt particularly sorry for all those who travelled to watch Haye lay an egg vs Wlad

Posted by RandyOZ on (June 21, 2012, 10:13 GMT)

There is absolutely no reason the ECB should be loyal to their fans, when the fans or players aren't even loyal to England. KP went to watch SA play rugby in SA during an ODI, which is disgraceful, and the fans are no different, half of the posters here live in Australia.

Posted by JG2704 on (June 21, 2012, 10:12 GMT)

@YorkshirePudding on (June 21 2012, 07:49 AM GMT) Fair enough. I don't think YorkshireMatt was going overboard about it though , I think he was just disappointed that all 3 players were rested for this match rather than spread out. Don't get me wrong , I'm all for the resting/rotation as it is used in football but can also understand why a fan would feel disappointed that those players were pulled from the game he payed to see , even if (as I'm sure he does) understands the reasoning behind it

Posted by RandyOZ on (June 21, 2012, 9:58 GMT)

The so-called 'new wave' of South Africans on the English cricket team (meaker, kieswetter, compton, dernbach to name a few) should be getting a game. These guys will be the next set of players who will perform for England, because lets face it actual English talent is non-existent. Get used to it English fans.

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