World Twenty20 Cricket News

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Worcestershire all-rounder Moeen Ali and Lancashire spinner Stephen Parry have won call-ups to the England squad for the upcoming World Twenty20 in Bangladesh.

Both men have yet to feature on the international stage, with England forced to make changes with the likes of Graeme Swann and Kevin Pietersen no longer involved.

I am sure with good preparation, desire and determination they will be able to produce an exciting brand of cricket. James Whitaker

And new National Selector James Whitaker is confident that the squad named can make a big impact on a competition they won in 2010.

Whitaker said: “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.

“I am sure with good preparation, desire and determination they will be able to produce an exciting brand of cricket.” The 15-man party for the World T20 will be augmented by Nottinghamshire fast bowler Harry Gurney for a trip to the Caribbean which precedes the tournament in Bangladesh.

Stuart Broad captains the side, with Eoin Morgan given the vice-captaincy after impressing in limited-overs action in recent times.

England squad for West Indies: S Broad (captain), E Morgan (vice -captain), M Ali, R Bopara, T Bresnan, J Buttler, J Dernbach, H Gurney, A Hales, C Jordan, M Lumb, S Parry, J Root, B Stokes, J Tredwell, L Wright.

Betting…..

England can be backed at 9/1 to win the World Twenty20, with India 4/1 and holders West Indies 13/2

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