Ian Bell replaces Kevin Pietersen in England one-day squad

 

England have recalled Ian Bell to the one-day squad for the upcoming
series against West Indies in place of the retired Kevin Pietersen.

The Warwickshire batsman is the only player in the 14-man party for the three match ODI series who was not involved in England's most recent 4-0 series victory over Pakistan in February.

National selector Geoff Miller said: "We are anticipating a very competitive NatWest series against West Indies and are looking to continue to build on the progress we made in limited overs cricket earlier this year against Pakistan.

"Kevin Pietersen's recent decision to retire from one-day cricket means we now start looking at other options available to us as we prepare to defend our ICC World Twenty20 title and look towards next year's ICC Champions Trophy and the 2015 ICC Cricket World Cup."

PA

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