Calcutta: Stuart Broad, one of the heroes of England’s 3-1 Test series victory against India, was on Monday left out of the 15-man squad for the five one-day Internationals.
Broad, who played for England at The Oval despite having a broken nose and two black eyes following an injury suffered during the fourth Test in Manchester, will miss the series to have specialist examination and treatment of a chronic right knee injury.
Eleven of the 15 selected players were involved in the Test series. Batsmen Alex Hales and Eoin Morgan and bowlers Harry Gurney and James Tredwell have also been selected.
James Whitaker, national selector, said: “With the ICC Cricket World Cup now less than six months away our focus over the coming months switches to identifying our strongest possible squad for that competition.
“This series presents an opportunity for players to build on their international and domestic form and demonstrate that they have the ability to win games of cricket for England.”
The five-match series begins in Bristol next Monday.
Alastair Cook (captain), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Gary Balance, Ian Bell, Jos Buttler, Steven Finn, Harry Gurney, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Eoin Morgan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, James Tredwell, Chris Woakes