Ravi Bopara Returns to England ODI Squad for Sri Lanka Tour

Ravi Bopara is making a comeback to the England ODI squad after missing the recent ODI series against India.

updated: September 24, 2014 17:43 IST
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England selectors on Wednesday announced a 16-man squad for the upcoming tour of Sri Lanka. The squad will depart for the seven-match ODI series against Sri Lanka on November 16. Nottinghamshire batsman James Taylor, who has been capped twice for England in the 50-over format, is included in a one-day squad for the first time since September 2013 and is joined by Essex batsman Ravi Bopara who missed out on selection for the most recent one-day series against India.

Six seam bowlers all of whom played for England this summer will travel to Sri Lanka, while Stuart Broad remains unavailable for selection while he continues his recovery from a knee operation. Alastair Cook will be the captain.

National selector, James Whitaker, said: "With the ICC Cricket World Cup less than five months away we are very aware that our one-day cricket needs to develop quickly if we are to arrive at the competition ready to compete with the very best sides in the world.

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