ICC World Twenty20: Uncapped duo Moeen Ali and Stephen Parry selected in England squad

Last Updated: 07/03/14 7:50am

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Worcestershire's Moeen Ali and Lancashire's Stephen Parry have been included in the England squad to tour the West Indies and for the ICC World Twenty20 tournament in Bangladesh.

Ali, a batsman who also bowls off-spin, and left-arm spinner Parry are the only uncapped players in the ICC World Twenty20 squad while Nottinghamshire's left-arm fast bowler Harry Gurney is selected for his first full England squad for the Caribbean matches.

The three newcomers have been drafted in as England begin rebuilding following their nightmare tour of Australia, with Kevin Pietersen's international career already ended by the ECB earlier this week.

There is also no place for the likes of Steven Finn, Boyd Rankin, Danny Briggs and Jonny Bairstow who were all in contention prior to the trip down under.

Stuart Broad will captain the squad in the three one-day-internationals against the West Indies - in the absence of the rested Alastair Cook - as well as the three Twenty20 matches and the ICC World Twenty20.

Exciting opportunity

National Selector James Whitaker said: "We would like to congratulate Moeen Ali and Stephen Parry on their selection for the tour to the Caribbean and then to represent England in the ICC World Twenty20. It is an exciting opportunity for Moeen and Stephen and all the England players.

"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."
James Whittaker

"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.

"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.

"England have won the ICC World Twenty20 before - in 2010 in the Caribbean - and this group has an exciting mix of youth and Twenty20 experience and I am sure with good preparation, desire and determination they will be able to produce an exciting brand of cricket."

Eoin Morgan will be vice-captain for both tours and Whittaker added: 'Eoin has recognised leadership qualities and he has successfully led England sides in the past.

"This status of vice-captain is a reward for him. We believe that he and Stuart will form an excellent leadership team."

Caribbean tour squad: Broad (capt), Morgan (vice-capt), Ali, Bopara, Bresnan, Buttler, Dernbach, Gurney, Hales, Jordan, Lumb, Parry, Root, Stokes, Tredwell, Wright.

ICC World Twenty20 squad: Broad (capt), Morgan (vice-capt), Ali, Bopara, Bresnan, Buttler, Dernbach, Hales, Jordan, Lumb, Parry, Root, Stokes, Tredwell, Wright.

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