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    England Squad announced

    England twenty/20 Squad

    No Strauss.

    Kevin Pietersen
    Kabir Ali
    James Anderson
    Gareth Batty
    Ian Bell
    Ravi Bopara
    Tim Bresnan
    Stuart Broad
    Paul Collingwood
    Stephen Davies
    Joe Denly
    James Foster
    Andrew Flintoff
    Stephen Harmison
    Rob Key
    Sajid Mahmood
    Dimitri Mascarenhas
    Eoin Morgan
    Graham Napier
    Samit Patel
    Liam Plunkett
    Matt Prior
    Adil Rashid
    Owais Shah
    Ryan Sidebottom
    Graeme Swann
    Chris Tremlett
    Shaun Udal
    Chris Woakes
    Luke Wright



    ICC World Twenty20 2009

    No place for Strauss in England's Twenty20 squad

    Cricinfo staff

    April 6, 2009
    The wrong shirt ... Andrew Strauss at the official ODI squad photo, West Indies v England, 3rd ODI, Barbados, March 26, 2009
    Andrew Strauss has a chance to focus solely on the Ashes © Getty Images

    Andrew Strauss, England's Test and one-day captain, has been left out of the squad for the ICC World Twenty20 this summer. A preliminary squad of 30 players was named today which will be cut to 15 for the 16-day tournament, which starts on June 5 in England.

    "Andrew Strauss had an outstanding tour of the West Indies during a difficult winter," said Geoff Miller, the England selector. "Andrew and the selectors believe his game is better suited to Test and one-day international cricket and it is for that reason he has not been selected in the preliminary 30-man squad for the forthcoming ICC World Twenty20. Andrew is focused on the Test and ODI format of the game despite not being included in the 30-man Twenty20 squad."

    Strauss, 32, has only played four international Twenty20s for England. He has now been given an opportunity to focus on a busy summer that also includes Test and one-day series against West Indies, the Ashes and a seven-match one-day series against Australia. Strauss's one-day career looked to be over after he was dumped following England's calamitous campaign in the Caribbean two years ago, but after being appointed captain he scored a century during the recent ODIs against West Indies. However, the selectors still feel he is not right for cricket's shortest format.

    The preliminary squad includes the offspinner Shaun Udal, who turned 40 last month, as well as Samit Patel, who was recently left out of the Twenty20 and ODI games in the West Indies after failing to "reach acceptable standards of fitness for international cricket".

    It also contains five uncapped players for England - Kent's wicketkeeper-batsman Joe Denly, Middlesex's Eion Morgan, who has played for Ireland, the exciting Essex allrounder Graham Napier, Chris Woakes, who was Warwickshire's leading wicket-taker last year with 49 scalps, and Adil Rashid, the spinner from Yorkshire who toured with the senior side in the Caribbean.

    The Yorkshire allrounder Tim Bresnan, who last played for England in August 2008, has also been included along with Kabir Ali, Liam Plunkett, Chris Tremlett, and Sajid Mahmood, all fast bowlers with international experience.

    The England selectors have decided against naming a captain yet as they feel it is more important to review the recent tour of the West Indies. They hope to gain valuable input from the players and support staff. "Once these processes have been achieved the selectors will name England's Twenty20 captain in due course," Miller said.

    http://content.cricinfo.com/wt202009...ry/398560.html

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    Quote Originally Posted by jondavluc View Post
    England twenty/20 Squad

    No Strauss.

    Kevin Pietersen
    Kabir Ali
    James Anderson
    Gareth Batty
    Ian Bell
    Ravi Bopara
    Tim Bresnan
    Stuart Broad
    Paul Collingwood
    Stephen Davies
    Joe Denly
    James Foster
    Andrew Flintoff
    Stephen Harmison
    Rob Key
    Sajid Mahmood
    Dimitri Mascarenhas
    Eoin Morgan
    Graham Napier
    Samit Patel
    Liam Plunkett
    Matt Prior
    Adil Rashid
    Owais Shah
    Ryan Sidebottom
    Graeme Swann
    Chris Tremlett
    Shaun Udal
    Chris Woakes
    Luke Wright



    ICC World Twenty20 2009

    No place for Strauss in England's Twenty20 squad

    Cricinfo staff

    April 6, 2009
    The wrong shirt ... Andrew Strauss at the official ODI squad photo, West Indies v England, 3rd ODI, Barbados, March 26, 2009
    Andrew Strauss has a chance to focus solely on the Ashes © Getty Images

    Andrew Strauss, England's Test and one-day captain, has been left out of the squad for the ICC World Twenty20 this summer. A preliminary squad of 30 players was named today which will be cut to 15 for the 16-day tournament, which starts on June 5 in England.

    "Andrew Strauss had an outstanding tour of the West Indies during a difficult winter," said Geoff Miller, the England selector. "Andrew and the selectors believe his game is better suited to Test and one-day international cricket and it is for that reason he has not been selected in the preliminary 30-man squad for the forthcoming ICC World Twenty20. Andrew is focused on the Test and ODI format of the game despite not being included in the 30-man Twenty20 squad."

    Strauss, 32, has only played four international Twenty20s for England. He has now been given an opportunity to focus on a busy summer that also includes Test and one-day series against West Indies, the Ashes and a seven-match one-day series against Australia. Strauss's one-day career looked to be over after he was dumped following England's calamitous campaign in the Caribbean two years ago, but after being appointed captain he scored a century during the recent ODIs against West Indies. However, the selectors still feel he is not right for cricket's shortest format.

    The preliminary squad includes the offspinner Shaun Udal, who turned 40 last month, as well as Samit Patel, who was recently left out of the Twenty20 and ODI games in the West Indies after failing to "reach acceptable standards of fitness for international cricket".

    It also contains five uncapped players for England - Kent's wicketkeeper-batsman Joe Denly, Middlesex's Eion Morgan, who has played for Ireland, the exciting Essex allrounder Graham Napier, Chris Woakes, who was Warwickshire's leading wicket-taker last year with 49 scalps, and Adil Rashid, the spinner from Yorkshire who toured with the senior side in the Caribbean.

    The Yorkshire allrounder Tim Bresnan, who last played for England in August 2008, has also been included along with Kabir Ali, Liam Plunkett, Chris Tremlett, and Sajid Mahmood, all fast bowlers with international experience.

    The England selectors have decided against naming a captain yet as they feel it is more important to review the recent tour of the West Indies. They hope to gain valuable input from the players and support staff. "Once these processes have been achieved the selectors will name England's Twenty20 captain in due course," Miller said.

    Cricinfo - No place for Strauss in England's Twenty20 squad
    I really think Strauss should have been in.

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    And just what do they think they're doing with Ireland's number 3?
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    The Filth have comfortably the better bowling. But the Gash have the batting. Might be quite good to watch.

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    Bob Willis suggested on Sky a few weeks back that KP should wear the armband for this. The squad list seems to suggest that he will. ITSTL.
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    Quote Originally Posted by GeraintIsMyHero View Post
    Bob Willis suggested on Sky a few weeks back that KP should wear the armband for this. The squad list seems to suggest that he will. ITSTL.
    Would be a bit of a turnaround, he was adamant he wouldn't when Nasser asked him about it.

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    Make Jimmy captain imo
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    Flintoff as captain .

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    Quote Originally Posted by jondavluc View Post
    Flintoff as captain .
    Hey, why not, it's only twenty/20. The main aim of it is to make money and attract new fans so why not have our biggest marketable asset as leader?
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    Flintoff as skipper in T20 wouldn't be the worst thing in the world. His workload can't be more than 4 overs, so it's not like it'd too much of a burden, compared to when he had the Test captaincy.

    That being said, not sure if they'd give it to him and not sure if he'd want to do it anyway

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    I've seen Flintoff, Collingwood and Pietersen all say they weren't interested, but maybe one of them can be persuaded to change their minds. If not, I'd go for Dimi.

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    I'm sure any of those three can be persuaded to captain us for about five or six T20 games if there are enough pennies involved

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    England's Preliminary T20 Squad Announced

    Cricinfo - No place for Strauss in England's Twenty20 squad

    Their squad's been announced, they don't seem to have learned much from last time. Rofl at Shaun Udal's selection, real eye to the future there...a lot of mediocrity IMO but in their home conditions some of these guys could be effective. Chris Woakes will never be an international quality player with his lack of pace and his T20 record is abysmal. Harmison somehow picked again, Ian bell's big hitting ability to be showcased on the world stage. A glorious return for Saj Mahmood, something I'm sure all England fans will be thrilled about. Gareth Batty still there, is his dad a selector or something? Eoin Morgan's selection leaves a sour taste in the mouth considering how many ODI's he's played for Ireland. Very suprised at Mustard's omission, he would have been ideal at the top of the order in England, much better than either Prior or Davies in T20.

    I reckon the IPL's influence is going to show a lot of these players up, especially after this year's competition. They're so far behind tactically. I'm just so glad I don't support England.

    Pick your side from the squad. Interestingly still no captain, I reckon Mascarenhas isn't a bad shout.
    Last edited by oitoitoi; 06-04-2009 at 11:32 AM.

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    30 man squad:

    Kevin Pietersen
    Kabir Ali
    James Anderson
    Gareth Batty
    Ian Bell
    Ravi Bopara
    Tim Bresnan
    Stuart Broad
    Paul Collingwood
    Stephen Davies
    Joe Denly
    James Foster
    Andrew Flintoff
    Stephen Harmison
    Rob Key
    Sajid Mahmood
    Dimitri Mascarenhas
    Eoin Morgan
    Graham Napier
    Samit Patel
    Liam Plunkett
    Matt Prior
    Adil Rashid
    Owais Shah
    Ryan Sidebottom
    Graeme Swann
    Chris Tremlett
    Shaun Udal
    Chris Woakes
    Luke Wright.
    My side would be:

    1. Robert Key
    2. Ravi Bopara
    3. Kevin Pietersen
    4. Owais Shah
    5. Andrew Flintoff
    6. Graham Napier
    7. Dmitri Mascerenhas
    8. Matt Prior
    9. Stuart Broad
    10. Graeme Swann
    11. Liam Plunkett

    Without the 30 men restriction, my line-up would be:

    1. Ravi Bopara / Marcus Trescothick(a big gamble, but worth the risk if he gets going)
    2. Phil Mustard
    3. Kevin Pietersen
    4. Dawid Malan
    5. Tyron Henderson
    6. Andrew Flintoff
    7. Paul Collingwood / Owais Shah
    8. Dmitri Mascarenhas
    9. Mark Davies
    10. Saqlain Mushtaq (Now eligible to play for England)
    11. Chris Tremlett
    Last edited by Shri; 06-04-2009 at 12:13 PM.

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    Cheers couldn't be bothered to post it.

    No chance that they'll leave out Colly. Your side doesn't have a keeper!

    1. Bopara
    2. Flintoff (pinch hitting, don't expose him to the spinners early on)
    3. Kevin Pietersen
    4. Shah
    5. Collingwood (partially for his fielding and bowling)
    6. Mascarenhas (Cpt)
    7. Graham Napier/Samit Patel
    8. Foster (Wk) (I'd rather have Mustard, opening)
    9. Plunkett/Kabir Ali (decent at the death)
    10. Swann/Rashid
    11. Anderson (new ball only, 4 overs flat out)

    Lot's of bowling options, as much firepower as England can muster. Bats deep enough.
    Last edited by oitoitoi; 06-04-2009 at 11:46 AM.

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    Why did'nt they pick Mark Davies or Adam Shantry or Malan?
    Last edited by Shri; 06-04-2009 at 11:34 AM.

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