Pietersen not included in Twenty20 squad

July 19, 2012

Kevin Pietersen has not been included in England’s 30 man provisional Twenty20 World Cup squad that will be captained by Stuart Broad.

Pietersen was forced to retire from all one-day cricket because he was unwilling to play ODI cricket for England. However, there was speculation in recent weeks that England and Pietersen would make a U-turn on this decision, enabling the Surrey batsman to take part in the World Cup in Sri Lanka.

England’s ODI captain Alastair Cook has been included in the squad despite not featuring in this form of the game since 2009. Other notable inclusions were Surrey’s off-spinner Gareth Batty and England’s Test match wicket-keeper Matt Prior.

Squad in full: Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire) (Capt), James Anderson (Lancashire), Jonathan 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).

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4 Comments to “Pietersen not included in Twenty20 squad”

  1. Ed Richardson
    July 19th, 2012 @ 12:57 pm

    Our chances are gone now, he’s really the only game changer in our ranks.

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  2. Julie Bataskaya
    July 20th, 2012 @ 10:22 am

    Why is he complaining about the busy schedule, It’s partly his fault for taking part in the IPL.

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  3. Donald Redfearn
    July 20th, 2012 @ 10:28 am

    We have got great depth in our squad, we can deal with the loss. Time for the youngsters to stake their claim (Bairstow, Hales etc..)

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  4. Mike Boote
    July 20th, 2012 @ 10:58 am

    Out with the old, in with the youth. Could this be a blessing in disguise and we go on to win?

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