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9th September 2008

Harmison and Collingwood named in Stanford Squad

The squad contains 14 members of the squad which won The NatWest Series against South Africa 4-0. Ryan Sidebottom, who missed The NatWest Series with a groin injury, has been named in the 15-man squad subject to fitness and replaces Tim Bresnan.

The squad is: Kevin Pietersen (Hampshire) capt, James Anderson (Lancashire)
Ian Bell (Warwickshire), Ravi Bopara (Essex), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire),
Paul Collingwood (Durham), Alastair Cook (Essex), Andrew Flintoff (Lancashire) Stephen Harmison (Durham), Samit Patel (Nottinghamshire), Matt Prior (Sussex) Owais Shah (Middlesex),Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire), Ryan Sidebottom (Nottinghamshire), Luke Wright (Sussex).

National Selector, Geoff Miller, said: “The selectors would like to congratulate the team on an outstanding performance in beating such a talented One-Day side as South Africa so comprehensively.

“It bodes extremely well for the tough challenges that lie ahead this winter and is reflected in our decision to retain the bulk of the squad from this summer’s NatWest Series for both The Stanford Super Series and the tour of India.

The Stanford Super Series
October 25: Stanford Super Stars v Trinidad and Tobago
October 26: England v Middlesex
October 27: Trinidad and Tobago v Middlesex
October 28: England v Trinidad and Tobago
October 29: Stanford Super Stars v Middlesex
November 1: Stanford Super Stars v England