England T20 squad against India at Edgbaston

England have announced their 14-man squad for the one-off Twenty20 international against India at Edgbaston on 7 September. 

The 24-year-old uncapped Surrey batsman Jason Roy has been included to the squad, who has an average of 48.35 and a strike rate of almost 160.


Middlesex batsman Eoin Morgan will lead the side in the absence of regular T20 skipper Stuart Broad, who will have an surgery on his right knee later this week.

England T20 Squad: Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler, Steven Finn, Harry Gurney, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Alex Hales, Jason Roy, James Taylor, Chris Jordan, Joe Root, James Tredwell, Chris Woakes
01 September, 2014

Durham skipper Paul Collingwood signs new deal

Durham skipper Paul Collingwood has penned a new contract extension, keeping him at the Chester-le-Street until the end of the 2015 season.


Collingwood had recently hinted that the may retire at the end of the current County Championship campaign, but the 38-year-old has decided to carry on as the county's captain by a further 12 months.

"You're a long time retired and I've still got ambitions to take this team forward," the former England all-rounder told the county's official website. "It really is a special group of guys to be involved with and I don't want to give that up too early.”

Collingwood has scored 13,759 first-class runs for the County champions.


Sydney Sixers sign West Indian Dwayne Smith

Sydney Sixers have announced the signing of West Indies batsman Dwayne Smith for the upcoming Big Bash League in December.

The 31-year-old all-rounder has signed a two-year deal with Sydney Sixers.

"I'm going to come and give it my best and hopefully we can see plenty of sixes when it is my turn to play for the Sixers," Smith said.

Smith has played 20 Tests, 91 ODIs and 29 T20s for his country. He has a wealth of Twenty20 experience - played in Indian Premier League for Chennai Super Kings, Deccan Chargers and Mumbai Indians and in English County cricket for Sussex.


England ODI squad against India

Nottinghamshire star Alex Hales has been named in the 15 man one-day squad for England’s five match series against India, starts on Monday.

The 25-year-old, who is a regular in the England Twenty20 International side, has had a wonderful season in all formats.


The Right-handed batsman will be joined by team-mate Harry Gurney, Eoin Morgan and James Tredwell.

Meanwhile England’s fast bowler Stuart Broad is set to miss the ODI series as he receives treatment on his injured right knee.

The five-match ODI series begins in Bristol on Monday 25 August, followed by a T20 international at Edgbaston on 7 September.

Schedule:

1st ODI - Mon 25 Aug, Bristol
2nd ODI - Wed 27 Aug, SWALEC Stadium
3rd ODI, Sat 30 Aug, Trent Bridge
4th ODI, Tue 2 Sept, Edgbaston
5th ODI, Fri 5 Sept, Headingley
T20, Sun 7 Sep, Edgbaston

England squad:

Alastair Cook (Capt), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Jos Buttler, Steven Finn, Harry Gurney, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Eoin Morgan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, James Treadle and Chris Woakes.

Australia: Watson ruled out of Zimbabwe tour with ankle injury

Australia’s all-rounder Shane Watson has been ruled out of the Zimbabwe tour due to an ankle injury, Cricket Australia said on Saturday.


Watson picked up the injury after stepping on a ball during training session on Saturday. The 33-year-old will be replaced by top-order batsman Phillip Hughes in the 14-man squad.

Injury-prone Watson confirmed on Twitter.

Australia will leave on Wednesday for a Triangular one-day series against Zimbabwe and South Africa, starting on August 25.

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