Anderson, Broad and Bell out of England ODI squad

James Anderson

England omitted several senior players, including pacemen James Anderson and
Stuart Broad, as well as senior batsman Ian Bell, from their one-day squad announced
Tuesday for their upcoming series with World Cup finalists New Zealand.

Given England face Australia in a five-Test Ashes series starting in Cardiff
on July 8, it was no great surprise Anderson and Broad were left out of a one-day
squad announced shortly after they both featured in a 199-run second Test defeat
by New Zealand at Headingley on Tuesday.

Also omitted were top-order batsmen Bell and Gary Ballance, as well as off-spinning
all-rounder Moeen Ali, who all featured in the second Test as well.

However, national selector James Whitaker insisted none of the players left
out had retired from one-day internationals as England looked to revive their
fortunes in white-ball cricket following an embarrassing first-round exit at
this year’s World Cup where they failed to beat a single Test nation.

“A number of players involved in the recent World Cup including James
Anderson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell and Stuart Broad have been left of the squad
for this series,” said Whitaker.

“It is important to point out that none of these players have been ruled
out of playing a role for England in limited overs formats in the future.”

The 14-man squad, again led by Eoin Morgan — England’s captain at the World
Cup — contained one uncapped player in Kent batsman Sam Billings.

“This series presents an excellent opportunity to look at players we believe
can play a key role for England over the next four years as we build towards
the next ICC Cricket World Cup,” said Whitaker.

“We have opted to rest Moeen Ali from this series and he will play cricket
for Worcestershire in preparation for the Ashes next month,” the former
England batsman added.

The five-match one-day series starts at Edgbaston on June 9.

England one-day squad

Eoin Morgan (Middlesex, capt), Sam Billings (Kent), Jos Buttler (Lancashire,
wkt) Steven Finn (Middlesex), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Chris Jordan (Sussex),
Liam Plunkett (Yorkshire),Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Jason
Roy (Surrey), Ben Stokes (Durham), James Taylor (Nottinghamshire), David Willey
(Northamptonshire), Mark Wood (Durham)

England v New Zealand ODI fixtures

Jun 09: 1st ODI, Edgbaston (d/n)

Jun 12: 2nd ODI, The Oval (d/n)

Jun 14: 3rd ODI, Southampton

Jun 17: 4th ODI, Trent Bridge (d/n)

Jun 20: 5th ODI, Chester-le-Street

D/N = day/night match

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