Vaughan in as World Cup captain

Michael Vaughan has been named as captain for England’s World Cup campaign while Mal Loye has been dropped for all-rounder Ravi Bopara.

Kevin Pietersen, James Anderson and Jon Lewis have all been named in the squad after returning home early from the Commonwealth Bank Series due to injury.

The Chairman of Selectors David Graveney said in a media release that “Mal Loye can consider himself unfortunate not to be included as he made an encouraging start to his international career.”

Graveney went onto say “We have included Ravi Bopara because we believe he is a multi-dimensional cricketer whose all-round talents will help give the squad a better balance.”

“Michael Vaughan, James Anderson and Jon Lewis are all still recovering from injuries at present and have been named in the squad subject to a further re-assessment prior to our departure for the Caribbean.

“They will continue to undergo intensive treatment over the next fortnight and the medical staff will be giving the selectors regular updates on their progress.”

England play their first World Cup match against New Zealand on 16th March followed by matches against Kenya and Canada.

England Squad
Michael Vaughan (captain), Ed Joyce, Ian Bell, Andrew Strauss, Kevin Pietersen, Paul Collingwood, Andrew Flintoff, Paul Nixon, Ravinder Bopara, Jamie Dalrymple, Monty Panesar, Jon Lewis, James Anderson, Liam Plunkett, Sajid Mahmood

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