Pakistan v England: Ian Bell is left out of one-day squad

Batsman Ian Bell has not been included in England's one-day or Twenty20 squad for the forthcoming series against Pakistan

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Uncapped spinner Danny Briggs has been included in England’s one-day squad to face Pakistan in Dubai – but selectors have left batsman Ian Bell out of the 16-man team.

Bell has lost his place to Jos Buttler, who made his international Twenty20 debut last summer against India but is yet to play for England in the 50-over format. Both Briggs and Buttler have spent the winter with England Lions on tour in Bangladesh and Sri Lanka.

Tim Bresnan’s inclusion in both squads is subject to a fitness assessment during the preparation period as he continues his recovery following an elbow operation.

The one-day series gets under way on 13 February in Abu Dhabi, with England looking to restore some pride after stumbling to their first Test series whitewash since 2007 against Pakistan.

Stuart Broad will then captain a 15-man Twenty20 squad that includes Nottinghamshire’s Alex Hales for the three-match series, which gets under way on 23 February.

“We have selected two squads that include both experienced international players and younger players who have performed strongly for England Lions in recent months and deserve an opportunity to further test themselves against quality opposition,” said national selector Geoff Miller.

“Playing against Pakistan in the UAE will be challenging but it is important that these players continue to develop their skills so that we are able to make strides in limited overs cricket particularly on the subcontinent.”

England one-day squad: Alastair Cook (Essex, capt), James Anderson (Lancashire), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Ravi Bopara (Essex), Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire), Danny Briggs (Hampshire), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Jos Buttler (Somerset), Jade Dernbach (Surrey), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Craig Kieswetter (Somerset), Eoin Morgan (Middlesex), Samit Patel (Nottinghamshire), Kevin Pietersen (Surrey), Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire), Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire).

England Twenty20 squad: Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire, capt), James Anderson (Lancashire), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire), Ravi Bopara (Essex), Tim Bresnan (Yorkshire), Danny Briggs (Hampshire), Jos Buttler (Somerset), Jade Dernbach (Surrey), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Craig Kieswetter (Somerset), Eoin Morgan (Middlesex), Samit Patel (Nottinghamshire), Kevin Pietersen (Surrey), Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire).

Pakistan one-day squad: Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Mohammad Hafeez, Imran Farhat, Azhar Ali, Younus Khan, Asad Shafiq, Umar Akmal, Hammad Azam, Adnan Akmal (wk), Shahid Afridi, Abdur Rehman, Saeed Ajmal, Umar Gul, Junaid Khan, Aizaz Cheema, Wahab Riaz.

Pakistan Twenty20 squad: Misbah-ul-Haq (capt), Mohammad Hafeez, Imran Farhat, Asad Shafiq, Umar Akmal, Awais Zia, Hammad Azam, Adnan Akmal (wk), Shahid Afridi, Abdur Rehman, Saeed Ajmal, Umar Gul, Junaid Khan, Aizaz Cheema, Wahab Riaz.

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