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Bell recalled to Eng squad for WI ODIs

Associated Press
Jun 11, 2012 at 09:38pm IST

Birmingham: Ian Bell was recalled to England's one-day squad on Monday for the three-match series with West Indies following Kevin Pietersen's recent retirement from limited-overs international cricket. Bell is the only player in the 14-man squad who wasn't part of the England side that beat Pakistan 4-0 in the United Arab Emirates earlier this year. He played the last of his 108 ODIs against India last October.

"Kevin Pietersen's recent decision to retire from one-day cricket means we now start looking at other options available to us as we prepare to defend our ICC World Twenty20 title and look towards next year's ICC Champions Trophy and the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup," said Geoff Miller, England's chairman of selectors.

"We are anticipating a very competitive NatWest Series against West Indies and are looking to continue to build on the progress we made in limited-overs cricket earlier this year against Pakistan."

Bell recalled to England squad for WI ODIs

Bell was drafted into the 14-man squad on Monday and is the only player who wasn't part of the England side that beat Pakistan 4-0 in the UAE.

The series starts Saturday at the Rose Bowl in Southampton. The teams then meet again at The Oval on June 19 and at Headingley on June 22, before playing a Twenty20 international at Trent Bridge on June 24.

England ODI squad: Alastair Cook (captain), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Jade Dernbach, Steven Finn, Craig Kieswetter, Eoin Morgan, Samit Patel, Graeme Swann, Jonathan Trott.

England Twenty20 squad: Stuart Broad, Jonny Bairstow, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Danny Briggs, Jos Buttler, Jade Dernbach, Steven Finn, Alex Hales, Craig Kieswetter, Eoin Morgan, Samit Patel, Graeme Swann.

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