Friday 3 May 2013 

Three Bears Named for England for England in NatWest ODI Series and ICC Champions Trophy Squad

 

England selectors today named a 15-man squad for the three match NatWest ODI series against New Zealand commencing 31 May and the ICC Champions Trophy 2013 commencing 8 June with the first fixture against Australia at Edgbaston followed by matches against Sri Lanka at the Oval and New Zealand in Cardiff in the group stages. The two top ranked sides from the group will continue to the semi-final stages of the tournament.

Alastair Cook will captain a side that includes two additions from the squad that defeated New Zealand 2-1 in February with Tim Bresnan and Ravi Bopara added. Six members of the squad (Anderson, Bopara, Bresnan, Broad, Morgan, Swann) were involved in the last ICC Champions Trophy held in 2009 in South Africa.

Geoff Miller, National Selector, said: “We know that the three match series against New Zealand will be very challenging and we will need to play some very good cricket if we are to repeat the success we had against them earlier this year and build momentum leading into the ICC Champions Trophy. The ICC Champions Trophy provides this England squad with a great opportunity to win an global 50 over event, something we have yet to achieve, and we are excited to be playing on home soil. We are fully aware that with the best eight sides in world cricket competing against each  other we will need to play a very high standard of cricket over a three week period to give ourselves a chance of winning the title and we are very much looking forward to the challenge.”

England NatWest ODI Series and ICC Champions Trophy squad

  • Alastair Cook (Essex) (Capt)
  • James Anderson (Lancashire)
  • Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire)
  • Ian Bell (Warwickshire)
  • Ravi Bopara (Essex)
  • Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire)
  • Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire)
  • Jos Buttler (Somerset) (WK)
  • Steven Finn (Middlesex)
  • Eoin Morgan (Middlesex)
  • Joe Root (Yorkshire)
  • Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire)
  • James Tredwell (Kent)
  • Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire)
  • Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)

 

FIXTURES

NatWest ODI Series vs. New Zealand

1st ODI 31 May Lord’s

2nd ODI 02 June Ageas Bowl, Southampton

3rd ODI 05 June Trent Bridge

 

ICC Champions Trophy

08 June vs Australia, Edgbaston

13 June vs Sri Lanka, Oval

16 June vs New Zealand, Cardiff

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