January 3, 2002

Knee-op rules White out of India ODIs

Yorkshire all-rounder Craig White will miss England's forthcoming One-Day Series in India in order to have keyhole surgery on his left knee.

White will be out of action for 3-4 weeks but he is expected to be fit for the New Zealand leg of this winter's tour and England will not be calling up a replacement player.

White, who underwent a scan over the Christmas break, aggravated the injury during the last day of the 3rd Test against India in Bangalore.

The all-rounder, who scored his maiden Test century against India in Ahmedabad in December, underwent a successful operation on his right knee last autumn and was not included in the ODI squad which toured Zimbabwe.

England are due to play five ODIs in New Zealand later this winter with the first match scheduled for February 13th followed by a three-match Test Series which begins on March 13th.

England ODI Squad to tour India and New Zealand 2002

1.  Nasser Hussain (Captain)   Essex            28.3.68
2.  Andrew Caddick             Somerset         21.11.68
3.  Paul Collingwood           Durham           26.5.76
4.  Andrew Flintoff            Lancashire        6.12.77
5.  James Foster               Essex            15.4.80
6.  Ashley Giles               Warwickshire     19.3.73
7.  Darren Gough               Yorkshire        18.9.70
8.  Matthew Hoggard            Yorkshire        31.12.76
9.  Ben Hollioake              Surrey           11.11.77
10. Nick Knight                Warwickshire     28.11.69
11. Owais Shah                 Middlesex        22.10.78
12. Jeremy Snape               Gloucestershire  27.4.73
13. Graham Thorpe              Surrey            1.8.69
14. Marcus Trescothick         Somerset         25.12.75
15. Michael Vaughan            Yorkshire        29.10.74
16. Craig White                Yorkshire        16.12.69

Coach - Duncan Fletcher
Assistant Coach - Tim Boon
Operations Manager - Phil Neale
Physiotherapist - Dean Conway
Physiologist - Nigel Stockill
Media Relations Manager - Andrew Walpole
Scorer - Malcolm Ashton