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Sunday, December 19, 2010

England annonce provisional World Cup squad

LONDON: Injured pace bowler Stuart Broad has been named in England's preliminary 30-man squad for next year's World Cup in Bangladesh, India and Sri Lanka.

The squad, which will be halved by Jan. 19, includes all of those named in the one-day international squad for the series against Australia as well as eight members of the England Lions squad set to tour the West Indies next year.

Broad, who has been ruled out of the current Ashes tour in Australia with an abdominal injury, is joined by pacemen Steven Finn and Chris Tremlett in the squad. Broad is expected to regain fitness in time for the tournament.

Twenty20 world champions England have been drawn in a group alongside Bangladesh, India, Ireland, the Netherlands, South Africa and West Indies.

"We have selected a squad of players with a strong track record in limited overs cricket either for England or in the domestic game," England national selector Geoff Miller said in a statement.

"Recent series have shown we have made progress in one-day cricket and we will be looking to continue this form during next year's World Cup and challenge for another global title."

The World Cup runs from Feb. 19 to April 2.

England squad:

  • Andrew Strauss (captain)
  • Jimmy Adams
  • James Anderson
  • Ian Bell
  • Ravi Bopara
  • Tim Bresnan
  • Stuart Broad
  • Paul Collingwood
  • Alastair Cook
  • Steven Davies
  • Jade Dernbach
  • Steven Finn
  • James Hildreth
  • Craig Kieswetter
  • Michael Lumb
  • Eoin Morgan
  • Samit Patel
  • Kevin Pietersen
  • Liam Plunkett
  • Matt Prior
  • Adil Rashid
  • Ajmal Shahzad
  • Darren Stevens
  • Graeme Swann
  • James Tredwell
  • Chris Tremlett
  • Jonathan Trott
  • Chris Woakes
  • Luke Wright
  • Michael Yardy

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