Wednesday, 18 July 2012
ENGLAND: Root, Bresnan & Bairstow in t20 squad
England have today named the following provisional 30-man squad for the 2012 ICC World Twenty20 to be staged in Sri Lanka from September.
(PHOTO: Joe Root celebrates his double century at the Ageas Bowl last week - Dave Morton)
England are holders of the ICC World Twenty20 title and will face Afghanistan and India in the group stages, beginning on Friday 21 September against Afghanistan in Colombo.
The squad will be halved to a final 15 players next month.
Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire, captain) James Anderson (Lancashire) Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire) Gareth Batty (Surrey) Ian Bell (Warwickshire) Ravi Bopara (Essex) Scott Borthwick (Durham) Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire) Danny Briggs (Hampshire) Jos Buttler (Somerset) Alastair Cook (Essex) Steven Croft (Lancashire) Steven Davies (Surrey) Jade Dernbach (Surrey) Steven Finn (Middlesex) Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire) Craig Kieswetter (Somerset) Michael Lumb (Nottinghamshire) Stuart Meaker (Surrey) Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) Graham Onions (Durham) Samit Patel (Nottinghamshire) Matt Prior (Sussex) Joe Root (Yorkshire) Ben Stokes (Durham) Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire) James Taylor (Nottinghamshire) James Tredwell (Kent) Chris Woakes (Warwickshire) Luke Wright (Sussex)