Washington, Feb 7 (ANI): The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has dropped Ian Bell from squads for one-day and Twenty20 series against Pakistan in Abu Dhabi and Dubai.
He had passed 50 only once in his last 14 ODI innings and had looked uncomfortable against Saeed Ajmal, The News reports.
The one-day squad includes Alastair Cook (captain), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Danny Briggs, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Jade Dernbach, Steven Finn, Craig Kieswetter, Eoin Morgan, Samit Patel, Kevin Pietersen, Graeme Swann, and Jonathan Trott.
The Twenty20 squad includes Stuart Broad (captain), James Anderson, Jonny Bairstow, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Danny Briggs, Jos Buttler, Jade Dernbach, Steven Finn, Alex Hales, Craig Kieswetter, Eoin Morgan, Samit Patel, Kevin Pietersen, and Graeme Swann.
Jos Buttler and Danny Briggs are uncapped in ODI cricket.
England will play in the first of their four one-day internationals against Pakistan on February 13 and the 50-over series would be followed by three Twenty20 matches on February 23, 25 and 27.
Pakistan are hosting the series in the Gulf due to security concerns in their own country. (ANI)
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