Michael Carberry and Tim Bresnan in England’s ODI & T20 squads
Michael Carberry and Tim Bresnan are back in England's ODI and T20 squads to face Sri Lanka later this month
Michael Carberry and Tim Bresnan have been recalled to the England squads to face Sri Lanka in the upcoming T20 and one-day international series.
Carberry, who is uncapped at T20 level, is back in the limited-overs setup despite his criticism of the England selectors after the batsman’s omission from the ODI series in Australia last winter.
We are entering an important period of 50-over cricket with a World Cup less than nine months away and this series against a skilful Sri Lankan side offers a chance to regain some momentum
Meanwhile, Bresnan returns following his recovery from a back injury, with Eoin Morgan set to captain the T20 side in the absence of Stuart Broad, who is still recovering from a knee problem.
Morgan’s side, which contains uncapped 27-year-old Nottinghamshire seamer Harry Gurney, face the World T20 champions at the Kia Oval on 20 May.
Alastair Cook’s ODI squad sees the addition of Yorkshire all-rounder Bresnan and Carberry from the squad that recently defeated Scotland by 39 runs in Aberdeen in a rain-affected ODI.
The England captain’s 14-man squad begin their five-match series against Sri Lanka on 22 May at the Kia Oval.
National selector James Whitaker said: “Playing the World T20 Champions in front of a home crowd is a hugely exciting opportunity for this squad. With Stuart currently unavailable we have chosen Eoin to lead the side and I would like to wish him and the rest of the squad all the very best.
“We are entering an important period of 50-over cricket with a World Cup less than nine months away and this series against a skilful Sri Lankan side offers a chance to regain some momentum and for players to demonstrate the skill and passion we will need if we are to be serious contenders next year in Australia and New Zealand.”