Barbadian pacer Chris Jordan in England squads
Barbadian-born pacer Chris Jordan has been named in the England squads for the forthcoming tour of the West Indies and the World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.
Jordan’s call-up comes after making his only appearance for England in the format in the final game of the T20 series in Australia last month.
He impressed in the ODIs in Australia this winter and also in the limited overs series against the Aussies at the end of last summer.
England will play three ODIs and three T20Is in the West Indies next month before heading to Bangladesh prior to their opening game against New Zealand on March 22.
Also included in the England squad for both the World T20 and the West Indies tour are uncapped Worcestershire allrounder Moeen Ali and Lancashire left-arm spinner Stephen Parry, while Nottinghamshire seamer Harry Gurney will feature in the series in the West Indies.
Twenty20 captain Stuart Broad will also lead the side for the three-match one-day series in the absence of the rested Alastair Cook.
England will also play three Twenty20 matches against West Indies before heading to Bangladesh.
“Both Moeen and Stephen have been very consistent performers for Worcestershire and Lancashire and both counties and their coaching staffs must take credit for their continued progress,” national selector James Whitaker said in an England and Wales Cricket Board statement, yesterday.
“Harry Gurney, under the guidance of the excellent coaches at Trent Bridge, has performed well for Nottinghamshire in limited overs cricket - showing good control with the white ball and, as a left arm quick, brings some variety to the tour party.”
Parry has played just six first class matches, but has appeared in 56 Twenty20 games.
England won the 2010 Twenty20 World Cup in the Caribbean.
Pietersen, who had been expected to play in the World Twenty20, was told his England career was over this week.
Squad for West Indies tour: Stuart Broad (captain), Eoin Morgan (vice captain), Moeen Ali, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Jos Buttler, Jade Dernbach, Harry Gurney, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Michael Lumb, Stephen Parry, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, James Tredwell, Luke Wright
Squad for Twenty20 World Cup: Stuart Broad (captain), Eoin Morgan (vice captain), Moeen Ali, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Jos Buttler, Jade Dernbach, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Michael Lumb, Stephen Parry, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, James Tredwell, Luke Wright.