Saturday 22 March 2014 

Kieswetter Replaces Injured Wright

Craig Kieswetter dives for his crease
Craig Kieswetter has been called up to England's squad for the ICC World Twenty20
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England have called Somerset wicket-keeper-batsman Craig Kieswetter up to their ICC World Twenty20 squad as a replacement for Luke Wright, who has a side strain.

Wright becomes the third player in England's original 15-man squad, after Joe Root and Ben Stokes, to be ruled out of the tournament in Bangladesh.

Root and Stokes have been replaced by Ian Bell and Chris Woakes respectively.

Kieswetter was part of England's ICC World Twenty20-winning team in 2010, opening the batting alongside Michael Lumb.

He has played 25 Twenty20 Internationals, the last of which was during the ICC World Twenty20 2012, against New Zealand.

Kieswetter also has experience of playing international cricket in Bangladesh, making his One-Day International debut in Mirpur in 2010 and scoring a century in his third match, in Chittagong.

He has played 46 ODIs for England, most recently in 2013 against India.

England ICC WT20 squad: Stuart Broad (captain), Eoin Morgan (vice-captain), Moeen Ali, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Jos Buttler, Jade Dernbach, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Craig Kieswetter, Michael Lumb, Stephen Parry, James Tredwell, Chris Woakes

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