England Squad for ICC Champions Trophy 2013 Team Players List.Eng team squad for Champions Trophy 2013 hosted team players list today announced witch Ravi Bopara has been recalled for the Champions Trophy as part of England’s 15-man squad.Bopara’s inclusion aside, there were few surprises, with off-spinner Graeme Swann and seamer Tim Bresnan both recalled following elbow problems. Ravi Bopara’s England exile came to an end Friday when the Essex all-rounder was named in the hosts’ squad for next month’s ICC Champions Trophy and the preceding one-day series with New Zealand.Bopara has not played a 50-overs-a-side international since September and the stylish batsman and handy medium-pacer had not been selected in either of England one-day coach Ashley Giles’s two previous squads in the format since the former Test spinner took charge of the limited overs side.It seemed Bopara was fighting for his international future but he edged out fellow all-rounders Samit Patel, Luke Wright and Rikki Clarke.Bopara’s last four one-day international innings saw him manage just 22 runs in total at home to South Africa and he was omitted from the ODI squads for the recent tours of India and New Zealand. As expected, rising Yorkshire batting star Joe Root was included with star stroke-maker Kevin Pietersen already ruled out of the Champions Trophy because of a knee injury.Jos Buttler was given the chance to cement his claim to be England’s one-day wicketkeeper, with Test gloveman Matt Prior again omitted from a limited overs squad. Jonny Bairstow will provide back-up with the gloves, with the Yorkshireman aiming to force his way in as a specialist batsman.England have never won a major 50-over tournament. The three-time losing World Cup finalists were beaten by the West Indies the last time the Champions Trophy was staged in England in 2004.
They play the first of three one-dayers against New Zealand at Lord’s on May 31 before opening their Champions Trophy campaign against arch-rivals Australia at Edgbaston on June 8.
England Squad for ICC Champions Trophy 2013
England 15-man squad announced Thursday for a one-day series with New Zealand and next month’s ICC Champions Trophy tournament in the United Kingdom.
Eng Final Squad for CT2013: Alastair Cook (capt), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler (wkt), Steven Finn, Eoin Morgan, Joe Root, Graeme Swann, James Tredwell, Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire), Chris Woakes.