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.
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
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’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.
Disappointed to roll my ankle at training today and now miss the Zimbabwe tour. Hopefully I'll be back training soon. #GoodluckboysinZim
— Shane Watson (@ShaneRWatson33) August 16, 2014
Australia will leave on Wednesday for a Triangular one-day series against Zimbabwe and South Africa, starting on August 25.
Pakistan fast bowler Umar Gul is considering to take retirement from Test cricket due to his knee injury.
Gul, 30, who picked up the injury during Pakistan’s tour of South Africa in March 2013. Since then he hasn't featured in team’s Test squad since last after undergoing a knee surgery in May 2013 .
“Right now, I don’t know what lies ahead for me because I am still not comfortable with the knee,” espncricinfo.com quotes Gul as saying.
“I am hoping to make a comeback in the Tests against Australia but if that doesn’t happen I could quit Tests”, he added.
The Peshawar-born seamer has claimed 163 wickets in 47 Test appearances at an average of 34.
West Indies all-rounder Dwayne Bravo has made a comeback as a skipper in the One Day International series against Bangladesh, later this month.
The 30-year-old had been sidelined since this year’s IPL season 7 after getting injured.
West Indies will play the first of three ODIs on 20th August in Grenada and a single T20 International.
WI Squad: Dwayne Bravo (capt), Darren Bravo, Jason Holder, Nikita Miller, Kirk Edwards Chris Gayle, Kieron Pollard, Denesh Ramdin, Sunil Narine, Ravi Rampaul, Darren Sammy, Lendl Simmons, Kemar Roach
India have announced the 17-man limited over squad for the ODI’s and Twenty20 international series against England, starting from August 25 to September 7.
Wicketkeeper-batsman Sanju Samson and Railways leg-spin-bowling allrounder Karn Sharma has been named in India’s squad.
The 19-year-old Samson has been selected on the basis of his impressive form on the recent India A tour of Australia, scoring 244 runs in seven matches.
While the selectors have decided to drop the most experienced pair - Yuvraj Singh and Gautam Gambhir for the ODI series against the hosts England.
1st ODI: Bristol (Aug 25)
2nd ODI: Cardiff (Aug 27)
3rd ODI: Nottingham (Aug 30)
4th ODI: Birmingham (Sep 2)
5th ODI: Leeds (Sep 5)
Twenty20: Birmingham (Sep 7)
Shikhar Dhawan, Ajinkya Rahane, Sanju Samson, Ravindra Jadeja, Virat Kohli, Mahendra Singh Dhoni (captain), Ravichandran Ashwin, Bhuvneshwar Kumar, Suresh Raina, Stuart Binny, Dhawal Kulkarni, Mohammed Shami, Karn Sharma, Ambati Rayudu, Mohit Sharma, Rohit Sharma, Umesh Yadav.