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ENGLAND: Jordan in T20 and ODI squads for Sri Lanka matches

13-May-2014

Sussex's Chris Jordan was today included in a 13-man squad for the NatWest International T20 against current ICC World T20 champions Sri Lanka on Tuesday 20 May at the Kia Oval and a 14-man squad for the first three matches in the five match Royal London One-Day Series against Sri Lanka beginning on Thursday 22 May at the Kia Oval.

Eoin Morgan will captain the T20 side in the absence of Stuart Broad who is undergoing a period of rehabilitation on his right knee. Morgan will lead a side containing two uncapped players, 27 year old Nottinghamshire left arm seamer Harry Gurney and 33 year old Hampshire batsman Michael Carberry.

Alastair Cook's ODI squad sees the addition of Yorkshire all rounder Tim Bresnan and batsman Michael Carberry from the squad that recently defeated Scotland by 39 runs in Aberdeen in a rain affected ODI.

National Selector, James Whitaker, said: "Playing the World T20 Champions in front of a home crowd is a hugely exciting opportunity for this squad. With Stuart currently unavailable we have chosen Eoin to lead the side and I would like to wish him and the rest of the squad all the very best.

"We are entering an important period of 50-over cricket with a World Cup less than nine months away and this series against a skilful Sri Lankan side offers a chance to regain some momentum and for players to demonstrate the skill and passion we will need if we are to be serious contenders next year in Australia and New Zealand."

England T20 squad

Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) (Capt)
Moeen Ali (Worcestershire)
Ian Bell (Warwickshire)
Ravi Bopara (Essex)
Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire)
Jos Buttler (Lancashire)
Michael Carberry (Hampshire)
Harry Gurney (Nottinghamshire)
Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire)
Chris Jordan (Sussex)
Joe Root (Yorkshire)
James Tredwell (Kent)
Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)

England ODI squad (Matches 1-3)

Alastair Cook (Essex) (Capt)
James Anderson (Lancashire)
Gary Ballance (Yorkshire)
Ian Bell (Warwickshire)
Ravi Bopara (Essex)
Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire)
Jos Buttler (Lancashire)
Michael Carberry (Hampshire)
Harry Gurney (Nottinghamshire)
Chris Jordan (Sussex)
Eoin Morgan (Middlesex)
Joe Root (Yorkshire)
James Tredwell (Kent)
Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)


Fixtures
NatWest International T20 vs Sri Lanka Tuesday 20 May, Kia Oval

Royal London One-Day Series vs Sri Lanka
Thursday 22 May, Kia Oval
Sunday 25 May, Emirates Durham ICG
Wednesday 28 May, Emirates Old Trafford
Saturday 31 May, Lord's
Tuesday 3 June, Edgbaston

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