Sunday 4 July 2010 

Pietersen Ruled Out Of Bangladesh ODI Series

Pietersen Ruled Out Of Bangladesh ODI Series
Pietersen Ruled Out Of Bangladesh ODI Series
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England's 13-man squad for the three-match One-Day International series against Bangladesh does not include Kevin Pietersen, who picked up a thigh injury during the fifth and final game against Australia at Lord's.

The England & Wales Cricket Board (ECB) confirmed that Pietersen has a left quadriceps strain and while he is ruled out through injury, off-spinner Graeme Swann is being rested, although he will be available to play Championship cricket for Nottinghamshire.

From the squad that beat Australia 3-2, Ryan Sidebottom is also omitted as Warwickshire batsman Jonathan Trott and Kent off-spinner James Tredwell come into the side.

"There was a lot to like about the cricket we played against Australia and the team will be looking to build on this against Bangladesh," national selector Geoff Miller said.
 
"It's unfortunate that Kevin Pietersen has suffered an injury and although we'll know the full extent in due course it looks like he'll be able to make a full recovery very quickly.
 
"Graeme Swann has been involved in all forms of the game for some time now and this forthcoming period has been identified as the best opportunity to ensure Graeme has a suitable break ahead of a demanding schedule this summer and during the winter.
 
"James Tredwell and Jonathan Trott have previously been involved with the England One-Day set up and will be excellent additions to the full England squad from the England Lions. Both have been in good form for the Lions and will relish the opportunity to make their mark in limited overs at the top level."

The three games, on the 8th, 10th and 12th July take place at Trent Bridge, Bristol and Edgbaston and Miller later told www.ecb.co.uk that Pietersen was going to be rested for this series whether he was injured or not.

England ODI squad: Andrew Strauss (captain), James Anderson, Ian Bell, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Paul Collingwood, Craig Kieswetter, Eoin Morgan, Ajmal Shahzad, James Tredwell, Jonathan Trott, Luke Wright, Michael Yardy

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