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Michael Carberry in line for T20 debut against Australia; Joe Root receives late call

Michael Carberry in line for T20 debut against Australia; Joe Root receives late call

Michael Carberry has played only one Test match for England © Getty Images

London: Aug 20, 2013

Michael Carberry is in line for a Twenty20 international debut against Australia after being included in England’s 14-man squad announced on Monday for two matches at the end of this month.

Carberry, who won his lone Test cap against Bangladesh in 2010 but has yet to appear for England in any form of limited-overs international, impressed the selectors with an unbeaten century for Hampshire in their domestic Twenty20 quarter-final win over Lancashire.

The 32-year-old left-handed opener was the only uncapped Twenty20 player in a squad missing rested star batsman Kevin Pietersen but set to be led by regular England T20 captain Stuart Broad.

Several hours after the original 13-man line-up was announced, the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) said opening batsman Joe Root had also been included in the squad.

England’s squad contains just three players who’ve played in the current Ashes Test series against Australia, in Broad, Root, and Middlesex fast bowler Steven Finn.

If selected in the opening match, on August 29, Carberry will make his England Twenty20 debut on his Hampshire home ground.

“With only eight international T20 matches until the ICC World T20 next April, this series is an important chance for players to show they are capable of performing well at this level,” said England national selector Geoff Miller after announcing the squad.

“The two matches will also allow Ashley Giles [England's limited overs coach] and Stuart Broad an opportunity to look at a number of different options.

“This squad combines players with plenty of international experience with players who have impressed at domestic level and who deserve an opportunity to test themselves in an international environment against what will no doubt be a strong Australian side.”

England squad for Twenty20s against Australia:

Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Ravi Bopara (Essex), Danny Briggs (Hampshire), Jos Buttler (Somerset, wkt), Michael Carberry (Hampshire), Jade Dernbach (Surrey), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Michael Lumb (Nottinghamshire), Eoin Morgan (Middlesex), Boyd Rankin (Warwickshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), James Tredwell (Kent), Luke Wright (Sussex)

Fixtures:

Aug 29: 1st T20, Southampton

Aug 31: 2nd T20, Chester-le-Street
 

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