Australia tour of England 2013 August 19, 2013

Carberry included in T20 squad

ESPNcricinfo staff

Michael Carberry has been rewarded for his superb form in the Friends Life t20 with a call-up to England's T20 squad to play Australia on August 29 and 31. Carberry has only played once for England, a Test in Chittagong three years ago, but now has the chance to add to his solitary international appearance.

Carberry, 32, was a major force in Hampshire reaching the Flt20 semi-finals with 502 runs at 55.77 and his tally has proved too significant to ignore with inclusion in England's 13-man squad for the two-match T20 series.

But there is no room in the squad for Northamptonshire seam bowler David Willey, who also enjoyed a fine Friends Life t20. Willey, 23, took 21 wickets at 13.33 including a hat-trick in the final, where he also scored the fastest half-century of the season.

Steven Finn and Stuart Broad return to the T20 squad having both missed the series against New Zealand in June, which England lost 1-0, when they were left out to prepare for the Ashes. For Broad, it is a chance to reacquaint himself with the captaincy, six months away from the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh. Broad was last in charge of England in February when they won the series in New Zealand. Boyd Rankin, who made his debut in June, is again included but there is no place for Jonny Bairstow.

"With only eight international T20 matches until the World T20 next April this series is an important chance for players to show they are capable of performing well at this level," Geoff Miller, the national selector, said. "The two matches will also allow Ashley Giles and Stuart Broad an opportunity to look at a number of different options.

"This squad combines players with plenty of international experience with players who have impressed at domestic level and who deserve an opportunity to test themselves in an international environment against what will no doubt be a strong Australian side."

Squad Stuart Broad (capt), Ravi Bopara, Danny Briggs, Jos Buttler, Michael Carberry, Jade Dernbach, Steven Finn, Alex Hales, Michael Lumb, Eoin Morgan, Boyd Rankin, Joe Root*, James Tredwell, Luke Wright

*Joe Root was omitted from squad in original release, but later confirmed as in

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  • stephen on August 21, 2013, 8:01 GMT

    England Ashes Squad of 17 in Australia should be: A.Cook, M.Carberry,J.Trott,K.Pieterson,I.Bell,J.Root, M.Prior,S.Broad,G.Swann,C.Tremlett,J.Anderson,J.Bairstow,G.Ballance,T.Bresnan\ B.Stokes,S.Finn,S.Kerrigan,C.Woakes.

  • kieran on August 20, 2013, 13:58 GMT

    Looking forward to see Carberry bat for England. Hope he gets given a proper chance. Agree with comments about Buttler being hit or miss, hasn't really done much at international level.

  • Dummy4 on August 20, 2013, 13:19 GMT

    Right batsman, wrong squad!

    Carberry should be opening for the Test side

  • Dominic on August 20, 2013, 12:59 GMT

    Very pleased for Carberry. I would say it shows how consistently good performances can be rewarded but that completely contradicts the baffling decision to continually pick Dernbach.

    On that pet subject of these comments, I'm annoyed as everyone else at how someone who keeps on putting in such poor performances keeps on getting selected but what annoys me more is the message is sends to those bowlers in county cricket who would give their right arm (or at least their non-bowling arm) for the chances he's had.

  • John on August 20, 2013, 8:29 GMT

    @Somerset-Richard on (August 19, 2013, 22:49 GMT) Buttler has been very hit and miss. I like it when he plays himself in - with urgency but not reckless abandon. Vs Surrey in the QFs he played recklessly too early - like he has so often for England

    @Optic on (August 19, 2013, 19:00 GMT) TBH - and I'm an advocate of Jos - but his batting for Somerset this year has been hugely inconsistent and probably his better form was earlier in the season. They prob should stick with him as he is so dangerous when he gets it right but Craig has done way better than Jos this year

  • Dummy4 on August 20, 2013, 8:23 GMT

    @ahassansan: "Seeing Dernbach in the squad mkes English fans sick, the same felling we get when Imran Farhat is picked." - Oh believe me mate, even Imran Farhat is twice the cricketer that Jade Dernbach will ever be. At least he has hundreds in Tests and ODIs and respectable averages. But Dernbach? A bowler so profligate he could cause another worldwide financial crisis all on his own. He makes even the atrocious Sajid Mahmood look like Brian Statham.

  • a on August 20, 2013, 8:10 GMT

    Selecting Briggs and Dernbach is continuity for players who probably will never cut the mustard at this level let alone ODIs and tests . They clogg up space thaty could be taken by the likes of Barker, Stokes and others. Muddled selection.

    England need to win the ODIs against AUS but that will not come about through playing jaded or someowhat injured players. Rest Pieterson and Anderson as a minimum and rotate other ODI playing test regulars

    Buttler is overrated and should only be persisted with in T20 not in ODIs where his quick 50 in an unimportant game is continuing to mask a long reel of single figure scores and an average of around 15.

    Team squadsuggestion

    Cook / Bell (rotation), Davies (keeping) Trott / Root (rotation) Ballance Bairstow Bopara

    Rotate 4 out of 6 of Stokes, Wright, Broad, Barker, Rankin and Finn Tredwell (rest Swann possibly have another spinner in squad as backup)

    This squad would give opportunities to a number of potential future test players

  • Sachit on August 20, 2013, 7:52 GMT

    Boyd Rankin in England squad now. It's loss to Ireland.

  • o on August 20, 2013, 7:12 GMT

    The Joe Root obsession needs to die quickly the kid is being praised far to much, he should not be in a T20 squad ahead of powerful batsman like Trego/Stokes/willey/kieswetter. He hasn't even been playing domestic T20 so why are you gonna put him in national side ? T20 is also a form game just like the other formats.

  • Dummy4 on August 20, 2013, 6:59 GMT

    Now Its time for Eoin Morgan to retire... He doesn't improvise these days and he is a lot less aggressive. England lose 50% of their matches because of Morgan. The team should be like: Hales, Malan, Kieswetter, Carberry, Ballance, Davies, Wight, Stokes, Willey, Tredwell, Finn.