Bell Recalled As England Name Limited Overs Squads
Warwickshire batsman Ian Bell has been recalled to replace Kevin Pietersen at the top of the order in England's One-Day International squad to play the West Indies.
Pietersen's retirement left a spot open and Bell, who batted fluently alongside Pietersen during the drawn Test at Edgbaston, has been drafted in for the three-game series.
The remaining players in the 14-man squad all toured with the ODI side this winter. With Pietersen also missing from the Twenty20 International squad, it will be up to the likes of Eoin Morgan, Ravi Bopara and Jonny Bairstow to take centre stage.
Danny Briggs, Jos Buttler and Alex Hales are the three players included in the T20 squad who are not in the ODI side as James Anderson, Jonathan Trott, Alastair Cook and Ian Bell miss out.
"We are anticipating a very competitive NatWest series against West Indies and are looking to continue to build on the progress we made in limited overs cricket earlier this year against Pakistan," national selector Geoff Miller said.
"Kevin Pietersen’s recent decision to retire from one day cricket means we now start looking at other options available to us as we prepare to defend our ICC World Twenty20 title and look towards next year’s ICC Champions Trophy and the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup."
England ODI squad: Alastair Cook (captain), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Jade Dernbach, Steven Finn, Craig Kieswetter, Eoin Morgan, Samit Patel, Graeme Swann, Jonathan Trott
England T20I squad: Stuart Broad (captain), Jonny Bairstow, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Danny Briggs, Jos Buttler, Jade Dernbach, Steven Finn, Alex Hales, Craig Kieswetter, Eoin Morgan, Samit Patel, Graeme Swann
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