Sunday 31 August 2014 

Woakes included in 14-man squad to face India in NatWest IT20


England selectors today named Warwickshire's Chris Woakes in a 14-man squad for the NatWest International T20 against India taking place on Sunday 7 September at Edgbaston.

Woakes played a key role for the Birmingham Bears in the recent NatWest T20 Blast Final at Edgbaston, scoring an unbeaten 22 of 15 balls and taking 2-34 with the ball, including an impressive last over that helped the Bears to a four-run victory over Lancashire Lightning. 

The squad includes one player uncapped at   international level in any format, Surrey batsman Jason Roy who has   represented England Lions this summer and played a key role in helping his   county to the NatWest T20 Blast Finals Day earlier this month.

Roy, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan and James   Taylor are the four players in the squad not involved in the current Royal   London ODI series. Taylor is available to play for Notts Outlaws in the Royal   London Cup semi-final on Saturday 6 September 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.

Eoin Morgan will lead the side in the absence of Stuart Broad who is undergoing surgery on his right knee this week.

National Selector, James Whitaker, said: “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. I would like to wish Eoin Morgan and his squad all the   very best against a strong Indian side.”

England NatWest T20 squad

  • Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) (Capt)
  • Moeen Ali (Worcestershire)
  • Ravi Bopara (Essex)
  • Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire)
  • Jos Buttler (Lancashire)
  • Steven Finn (Middlesex)
  • Harry Gurney (Nottinghamshire)
  • Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire)
  • Chris Jordan (Sussex)
  • Joe Root (Yorkshire)
  • Jason Roy (Surrey)
  • James Taylor (Nottinghamshire)
  • James Tredwell (Kent)
  • Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)

Tickets for the NatWest International T20 between England and India are SOLD OUT. However, tickets remain available for the 4th Royal London ODI at Edgbaston this coming Tuesday. Simply click here or call 0844 847 1902 to purchase.

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