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Gough a surprise inclusion
- squad for ODIs vs Pakistan, tri-series

London: Paceman Darren Gough was recalled to the England one-day squad on Thursday but selectors also opted for six uncapped players.

Gough was a surprise inclusion among the 15 names to take on Pakistan in three one-day Internationals in June followed by a tri-series involving Zimbabwe and South Africa in June and July.

“He is a proven match-winner who was badly missed during the World Cup,” chairman of selectors David Graveney said.

The 32-year-old Gough has been out of the England side on a prolonged basis following a number of knee operations.

Six uncapped players

The six uncapped players at one-day international level are batsmen James Troughton, Robert Key and Anthony McGrath, fast bowlers Kabir Ali and Richard Johnson and allrounder Rikki Clarke.

The new-look England side followed the retirement from one-dayers of several first-choice players, including former captain Nasser Hussain, who stepped down after the World Cup, Andy Caddick and Alec Stewart.


Michael Vaughan (captain), Kabir Ali, James Anderson, Rikki Clarke, Andrew Flintoff, Ashley Giles, Darren Gough, Steve Harmison, Richard Johnson, Robert Key, Anthony McGrath, Chris Read, Vikram Solanki, Marcus Trescothick, James Troughton.


One-day series

June 17 (Manchester): England vs Pakistan; June 20 (The Oval): England vs Pakistan; June 22 (Lord’s): England vs Pakistan.

Triangular series

June 26 (Trent Bridge): England vs Zimbabwe; June 28 (The Oval): England vs South Africa; June 29 (Canterbury): South Africa vs Zimbabwe; July 1 (Headingley): England vs Zimbabwe; July 3 (Manchester): England vs South Africa; July 5 (Cardiff): South Africa vs Zimbabwe; July 6 (Bristol): England vs Zimbabwe; July 8 (Birmingham): England vs South Africa; July 10 (Southampton): South Africa vs Zimbabwe; July 12 (Lord’s): Final.

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