LONDON - Michael Carberry was recalled to limited overs duty by England on Tuesday after being named in both the Twenty20 and one-day international squads to play Sri Lanka. England's 13-man Twenty20 squad, captained by Middlesex batsman Eoin Morgan in the absence of the injured Stuart Broad for a lone match against World Twenty20 champions Sri Lanka at The Oval next week, also sees experienced stroke-player Ian Bell return to the format while the big-hitting Michael Lumb has been dropped.
Meanwhile left-arm seamer Harry Gurney, who made his ODI debut in a rain-marred win against Scotland in Aberdeen last week that was reduced to 20 overs per side, and fit-again Yorkshire all-rounder Tim Bresnan are in both squads. Ashes opener Carberry made no secret of his anger at being dropped from the ODI series in Australia -- which England lost 4-1 after their 5-0 Test drubbing -- having performed creditably in the same format against the team's oldest international rivals on home soil.
But since then England have axed Ashley Giles as their limited overs coach, with Peter Moores now the sole man in charge across all formats after Andy Flower stood down following the Ashes debacle. And, with a new look selection panel also on board, 33-year-old Hampshire batsman Carberry has been given a chance to revive his white-ball career with England. Now the management must decide which two from the trio of Carberry, Twenty20 specialist Alex Hales and Bell, who has not played in the format for more than three years, will open against Sri Lanka.
ODI SQUAD: Alastair Cook (capt), James Anderson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Tim Bresnan, Jos Buttler (wkt), Michael Carberry, Harry Gurney, Chris Jordan, Eoin Morgan, Joe Root, James Tredwell, Chris Woakes