Thursday 1 May 2014 

England Recall Anderson, Root

Joe Root, James Anderson
Joe Root (left) and James Anderson (right) are in England's 13-man ODI squad to take on Scotland
© REUTERS / Action Images
 

England have recalled fast bowler James Anderson and fit-again batsman Joe Root to a 13-man squad to take on Scotland in a One-Day International in Aberdeen on 9th May.

The first squad picked by a new selection panel including new coach Peter Moores has named only one uncapped player - Nottinghamshire's left-arm quick Harry Gurney.

He travelled to the West Indies for a series of limited overs matches prior to the ICC World Twenty20 but was not selected.

England ODI squad: Alastair Cook (captain), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler, Harry Gurney, Chris Jordan, Eoin Morgan, Joe Root, James Tredwell, Chris Woakes

That tour also saw Root break his thumb and he is now fit again and available for selection having made a comeback for Yorkshire in the LV= County Championship.

Anderson last played an ODI in June 2013 and joins quick bowlers Gurney, Chris Jordan and Chris Woakes in the squad for England's first match of the summer.

James Tredwell is the only specialist spinner named although Moeen Ali can be expected to perform the dual role of batting and bowling some off-spin.

Captain Alastair Cook, Yorkshire's Gary Ballance, Warwickshire's Ian Bell, Middlesex's Eoin Morgan and Root are the specialist batsmen included with Ravi Bopara and Jos Buttler in as medium pace and wicket-keeping all-rounders respectively.

The players in the squad will be unavailable for their counties for the latest round of county matches as they will be meeting in Loughborough for two days prior to flying to Scotland.

"The start of the international summer is always incredibly exciting for everyone involved in England cricket and it has been pleasing to see so many players in good form early on this season," National Selector James Whitaker said.

"On behalf of the selectors I would like to wish new coach Peter Moores, Alastair Cook and the whole squad all the best for a good performance against Scotland in what we know will be a very competitive fixture."

Reaction on social media - counties praise their call-ups as others question why the likes of Alex Hales and James Vince have been left out:

Now give us your reaction...

© Cricket World 2014