Centurion - Stuart Broad has been added to England's squad for next month's
one-day international series in South Africa as a replacement for the
injured Liam Plunkett, the England and Wales Cricket Board announced
Nottinghamshire paceman Broad, who gained the number one
spot in the world Test rankings after his stunning six for 17 saw
England to a series-clinching win in the third Test against South Africa
in Johannesburg last week, has not played international limited overs
cricket since last year's World Cup in Australia and New Zealand.
Yorkshire quick Plunkett was himself a replacement for Steven Finn after the Middlesex fast bowler suffered a side strain.
Plunkett has now been diagnosed with a thigh injury and will remain
with the second-string England Lions for the rest of their series
against Pakistan A in the United Arab Emirates.
taking part in the ongoing fourth and final Test against South Africa at
Centurion, has been included in England's squad for the upcoming
five-match one-day series but not the two Twenty20 internationals
against the Proteas.
England hope that Plunkett will be fit enough for the Twenty20 games.
suggests they are reluctant to take Broad to the World Twenty20 in
India in March in a bid to manage his workload ahead of home Test series
against Sri Lanka and Pakistan later this year.
But the 29-year-old Broad, however, has made it clear he wants to represent England in all three forms of international cricket.
after his remarkable return at the Wanderers Broad, the son of former
England opening batsman turned match referee Chris, said: "I'm desperate
to play white-ball cricket again for England.
"You have a short career and I'm not going to play until I'm 37 or 38, so I want to play as much cricket as I possibly can."
South Africa v England ODI series:
First ODI, Wednesday, February 3, Bloemfontein - 13:30
Second ODI, Saturday, February 6, Port Elizabeth - 13:30
Third ODI, Tuesday, February 9, Centurion - 13:30
Fourth ODI, Friday, February 12, Johannesburg - 13:30
Fifth ODI, Sunday, February 14, Cape Town - 10:00
South Africa v England T20 series:
First T20, Friday, February 19, Cape Town - 18:00
Second T20, Sunday, February 21, Johannesburg - 14:30