Carberry gets England recall

2014-05-13 13:16
Michael Carberry (Getty Images)

London - Michael Carberry was recalled to limited overs duty by England on Tuesday after being named in both the Twenty20 and one-day international squads to play Sri Lanka.

England's 13-man Twenty20 squad, captained by Middlesex batsman Eoin Morgan in the absence of the injured Stuart Broad for a lone match against World Twenty20 champions Sri Lanka at The Oval next week, also sees experienced stroke-player Ian Bell return to the format while the big-hitting Michael Lumb has been dropped.

Meanwhile left-arm seamer Harry Gurney, who made his ODI debut in a rain-marred ODI that against Scotland that was reduced to 20 overs per side, and fit-again Yorkshire all-rounder Tim Bresnan are in both squads.

Ashes opener Carberry made no secret of his anger at being dropped from the ODI series in Australia that followed England's 5-0 Test drubbing 'Down Under', having performed creditably in the same format against the team's oldest international rivals on home soil.

But since then England have axed Ashley Giles as their limited overs coach, with Peter Moores now the sole man in charge across all formats after Andy Flower stood down following the Ashes debacle.

And, with a new look selection panel also on board, 33-year-old Hampshire batsman Carberry has been given a chance to revive his white-ball career with England.

Now the management must decide which two from the trio of Carberry, Twenty20 specialist Alex Gales and Bell, who has not played in the format for more than three years, will open against Sri Lanka.

Meanwhile England have also named a 14-man squad for the first three of five ODIs against Sri Lanka.

Bresnan and Carberry were added to the 13 chosen to face Scotland, with Moeen Ali dropping out.

This is a possible indication the selectors want Worcestershire batsman and occasional off-spinner Ali to bowl some more overs in first-class cricket ahead of the two-Test series against Sri Lanka, where the hosts may not field a specialist to replace retired slow bowler Graeme Swann.

England Twenty20 squad

Eoin Morgan (Middlesex, capt), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Ian Bell (Warwickshire), Ravi Bopara (Essex), Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire), Jos Buttler (Lancashire/wkt), Michael Carberry (Hampshire), Harry Gurney (Nottinghamshire), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire) , Chris Jordan (Sussex), Joe Root (Yorkshire), James Tredwell (Kent), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)

England ODI squad (matches 1-3)

Alastair Cook (Essex, capt), James Anderson (Lancashire), Gary Ballance (Yorkshire), Ian Bell (Warwickshire), Ravi Bopara (Essex), Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire), Jos Buttler (Lancashire/wkt), Michael Carberry (Hampshire), Harry Gurney (Nottinghamshire), Chris Jordan (Sussex), Eoin Morgan (Middlesex), Joe Root (Yorkshire), James Tredwell (Kent), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)

England Twenty20 and ODI fixtures against Sri Lanka

May 20: Twenty20, The Oval

May 22: 1st ODI, The Oval

May 25: 2nd ODI, Chester-le-Street

May 28: 3rd ODI, Old Trafford

May 31: 4th ODI, Lord's

Jun 03: 5th ODI, Edgbaston

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