27 Aug 2011

Pietersen to miss ODI series

6:59 am on 27 August 2011

The England batsman Kevin Pietersen will be rested from the squad for next month's one-day cricket series against India.

Pietersen's absence from the 14-man squad affords an opportunity to Durham's Ben Stokes who made his debut in the one-day international win against Ireland on Friday.

The selectors also named a 13-man squad for the Twenty20 fixture against India at Old Trafford on Thursday, which included the uncapped pair of Somerset's Jos Buttler and Nottinghamshire's Alex Hales.

The one-day series runs from September the 3rd-16th.