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Essex pair named in Twenty20 World Cup squad

Essex batsmen Alastair Cook and Ravi Bopara have been named in England's provisional 30-man squad for the ICC World Twenty20 in September:

The full squad is: Stuart Broad (Notts) (Capt), James Anderson (Lancs), Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire), Gareth Batty (Surrey), Ian Bell (Warwickshire)

Ravi Bopara (Essex), Scott Borthwick (Durham), Tim Bresnan (Yorks), Danny Briggs (Hampshire), Jos Buttler (Somerset), Alastair Cook (Essex), Steven Croft (Lancashire), Steven Davies (Surrey), Jade Dernbach (Surrey), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire), Craig Kieswetter (Somerset)

Michael Lumb (Notts), Stuart Meaker (Surrey), Eoin Morgan (Middlesex), Graham Onions (Durham), Samit Patel (Notts), Matt Prior (Sussex), Joe Root (Yorks), Ben Stokes (Durham), Graeme Swann (Notts), James Taylor (Notts), James Tredwell (Kent), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Luke Wright (Sussex).

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Heartbreak as John Ruddy ruled out of European Championships

The FA have confirmed that Norwich City goalkeeper John Ruddy has broken his finger and has been ruled out of Euro 2012. The injury happened in training yesterday. Ruddy was assessed by the England medical staff and will not be able to be part of the tournament.

Ruddy will travel with the squad to Norway on Friday and watch the game on Saturday evening, but return to Norwich, after arriving back in England.Birmingham City goalkeeper Jack Butland, who was previously on the standby list, will join up next week.

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