Moeen Ali, Stephen Parry included in England's squad for ICC World T20 2014
Moeen Ali (left) and Stephen Parry © Getty Images

 

Feb 6, 2014

 

Moeen Ali of Worcestershire and Stephen Parry of Lancashire have been included in the England squad to tour West Indies and participate in the ICC World Twenty20 2014 in Bangladesh.

 

The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) issued a statement on Thursday. Moeen and Parry are the only uncapped players in the ICC T20 squad. Nottinghamshire’s left-arm fast bowler Harry Gurney has been selected for his first full England squad for West Indies.

 

“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,” National Selector James Whitaker was quoted by ECB official website.

 

“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.”

 

Stuart Broad will lead the squad in both the One-Day Internationals (ODIs) in West Indies as Alastair Cook has been rested. Broad will also lead the team in ICC T20 2014 Eoin Morgan will act Broad’s deputy.

 

James Whitaker said. “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.”

 

 

Squad for West Indies:

 

Stuart Broad (c), Eoin Morgan (vc), Moeen Ali, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Jos Buttler, Jade Dernbach, Harry Gurney, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Michael Lumb, Stephen Parry, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, James Tredwell and Luke Wright.

 

 

Fixtures:

 

England v Vice Chancellor’s XI: February 25 (Antigua)
Three-match ODI series at the Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua: February 28, March 2 & 5.
Three-match Twenty20 series at the Kensington Oval, Barbados: March 9, 11 & 13.

 

 

Squad for the ICC World Twenty20 at Bangladesh:

 

Stuart Broad (c), Eoin Morgan (vc), Moeen Ali, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Jos Buttler, Jade Dernbach, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Michael Lumb, Stephen Parry, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, James Tredwell and Luke Wright.

 

 

Fixtures:

 

Super 10 – Group 1
March 22 – v New Zealand
March 27 – v Sri Lanka
March 29 – v South Africa
March 31 – v Qualifier
(All matches in Chittagong)

 

ICC World T20 2014 schedule: Match time table with venue details