Stuart Broad will look to impress in the ODI series as well © Getty Images
Stuart Broad will look to impress in the ODI series as well © Getty Images

England have recalled Stuart Broad for the One-Day International (ODI) series against South Africa as Liam Plunkett has been ruled out after suffering a thigh strain while training with England Lions at the United Arab Emirates (UAE). This is the first time broad will be a part of England’s ODI team since the disastrous ICC Cricket World Cup 2015, where England crashed out in the group stage. Plunkett was named in the squad as a replacement for Steven Finn a week back. Plunkett will however join the England team for the T20 International (T20I) series. After the Test series, England and South Africa play each other in a five-match ODI series, beginning from February 3. Full Scorecard: South Africa vs England 2015-16, 1st ODI at Bloemfontein

The ODI series will be followed by a two-match T20I series as well. England have already clinched the Test series after wins at Durban and Johannesburg. Broad has not been named in the T20I squad and his chances of playing in the ICC World T20 2016 remain very low as of now. England will however hope to have the services of Steven Finn ahead of the mega event, which is scheduled to be held in India, according to espncricinfo.com. READ: Alastair Cook hails Stuart Broad for series victory over South Africa

Broad, a couple of days after picking up six wickets at Johannesburg said that he is desperate to play limited-overs fixtures for England as well. “I’m desperate to play white-ball cricket again for England,” he said a couple of days after that Test. “You have a short career and I’m not going to play until I’m 37 or 38, so I want to play as much cricket as I possibly can,” said Broad.

There is a lot of important white-ball cricket coming England’s way with the World T20, the Champions Trophy and then the 2019 World Cup. I want to be involved. The dream of mine is to play in that World Cup and win it at home. That would be epic, ” he added.