James Anderson named in ODI squad against Scotland

James Anderson named in ODI squad against Scotland

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Pace bowler James Anderson has been recalled to the England one-day squad to face Scotland in Aberdeen on 9 May.
Peter Moores named his first squad since returning as head coach, for England’s first match of the summer. Anderson, 31, was rested for the limited-overs series in Australia that followed the 5-0 winter Ashes defeat. Uncapped Nottinghamshire left-arm seamer Harry Gurney, who toured the West Indies but did not play, has been included in the 13-man squad. The 27-year-old told BBC Radio 5 live: “I am absolutely delighted and really excited. I went to the West Indies in March and learned a lot.”I came back hungry to break into the team. I have a lot to offer the red-ball game, but I would say that the white ball has been my speciality so far.” England Twenty20 captain Stuart Broad is sidelined by a knee injury, while Tim Bresnan has not played for Yorkshire this season following back trouble last year. Fellow pace bowler Steven Finn, who left the Ashes tour early, is again overlooked despite his impressive form for Middlesexthis summer. Alastair Cook will captain the side, with batsman Joe Root returning after missing the World Twenty20 with a thumb injury. All-rounder Ben Stokes continues his recovery from a broken wrist sustained when he punched a locker during the West Indies tour. Opening batsman Michael Lumb misses out despite making a centuryon his ODI debut against West Indies in February. England face Scotland before the limited-overs series against Sri Lanka starts with a T20 international at The Oval on 20 May. Earlier on Thursday, Graham Gooch left his role as England batting coach, the latest in a series of changes to the coaching and management set-up. Moores took over following Andy Flower’s resignation as team director, while Nottinghamshire director of cricket Mick Newell and Middlesex counterpart Angus Fraser joined the selection panel. – BBC Sport

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