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Kevin Pietersen to play in ODI against India

KEVIN Pietersen has been named in England’s one-day international squad to face India.

Pietersen infamously called time on his international limited-overs career six months ago at the age of 32, a move that kickstarted his summer of discontent and contract wrangles with the England and Wales Cricket Board.

However, after missing England’s failed defence of their ICC World Twenty20 crown and having played no 50 or 20-over cricket for his adopted country since the tour of the United Arab Emirates against Pakistan last winter, his name has been included in the squad for five ODIs against India in January.

Pietersen, who scored 186 in England’s victory over India last weekend, will not play England’s two T20 internationals against India before Christmas.

Elsewhere in the 13-man Twenty20 squad, and 15 for the ODIs, there is a place in the former for Surrey fast bowler Stuart Meaker – as yet uncapped in the shortest format – while James Tredwell is in both, as a replacement for Graeme Swann.England T20 Squad: Stuart Broad (captain), Jonny Bairstow, Tim Bresnan, Danny Briggs, Jos Buttler, Jade Dernbach, Alex Hales, Michael Lumb, Stuart Meaker, Eoin Morgan, Samit Patel, James Tredwell, Luke Wright.

England ODI squad: Alastair Cook (captain), Jonny Bairstow, Ian Bell, Tim Bresnan, Danny Briggs, Jade Dernbach, Steven Finn, Craig Kieswetter, Stuart Meaker, Eoin Morgan, Samit Patel, Kevin Pietersen, James Tredwell, Jonathan Trott, James Anderson/Stuart Broad.

 
 
 

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