England Calls For
Swann, Patel & Hales
Featured News | 27th September 2011
Samit Patel will join Nottinghamshire teammate Graeme Swann on England’s four week tour of India.
The spin pair are part of a 15-man squad that will contest two warm-up matches ahead of a five-game ODI series in Hyderabad, Delhi, Mohali, Mumbai and Kolkata.
Alex Hales will join the squad for a one-off Twenty20 International on 29 October to close the tour whils the selectors have left the door open for Stuart Broad to join the part if he recovers from his shoulder injury in time.
"This squad contains an exciting balance of experienced international cricketers along with some very talented younger players who can play the high quality limited overs cricket needed to challenge India,” said National Selector Geoff Miller.
"We had a promising One-Day series win over India earlier this month and this squad will be looking forward to the challenge of continuing that success in the sub-continent over the next four weeks.
"The additions to the squad for the Twenty20 fixture will strengthen the squad and provide Jos Buttler and Alex Hales with valuable experience of playing in the sub-continent.
“Stuart Broad is currently undergoing a period of rehabilitation for a shoulder injury however he will join the squad in India if he completes his rehabilitation programme ahead of schedule. Graeme Swann will once again lead the Twenty20 side if Stuart is unable to join the squad."
England ODI squad
Alastair Cook (Essex) Captain
Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire)
Ian Bell (Warwickshire)
Ravi Bopara (Essex)
Scott Borthwick (Durham)
Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire)
Jade Dernbach (Surrey)
Steven Finn (Middlesex)
Craig Kieswetter (Somerset)
Stuart Meaker (Surrey)
Samit Patel (Nottinghamshire)
Kevin Pietersen (Surrey)
Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire)
Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire)
Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)
Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire) If fit
Jos Buttler (Somerset) For T20 fixture only
Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire) For T20 fixture only
England tour of India 2011
4 October - England arrive in Hyderabad
8 October - 50-over warm-up match - Hyderabad (Gymkhana)
11 October - 50-over warm-up match - Hyderabad (Gymkhana)
14 October - 1st ODI v India (D/N) - Hyderabad (RGI Stadium, Uppal)
17 October - 2nd ODI v India (D/N) - Delhi (Ferozeshah Kotla)
20 October - 3rd ODI v India (D/N) - Mohali (PCA Stadium)
23 October - 4th ODI v India (D/N) - Mumbai (Wankhede Stadium)
25 October - 5th ODI v India (D/N) - Kolkata (Eden Gardens)
29 October - T20 v India (D/N) - Kolkata (Eden Gardens)