Cook not included in England 20-20 World Cup squad

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London, Mar. 2 (ANI): England stand-in skipper Alastair Cook has been dropped for the World Twenty20.

According to The Sun, the Essex batsman failed to make a provisional 30-man squad for the tournament in the West Indies.

Cook only has four international T20 caps but was included in last week's squad for the two games with Pakistan.

He is currently leading the Test and ODI side, although it was Paul Collingwood who took the reigns for the shortest version of the game.

The opener may have thought he had done enough to force his way in after a blistering 64 against Bangladesh yesterday. ut national selector Geoff Miller revealed Cook's game needs to change if he wants a way back in.

"He has to prove us wrong. He's played very well in Bangladesh and if he can carry his career into that area then we'll reassess. But at the moment we don't see him as a Twenty20 player, and that's why he's not in," Miller was quoted, as saying.

Five uncapped players have been named in the squad, which will be whittled down for 15 for England's first game on May 3.

Steven Finn, Michael Lumb, David Wainwright, Peter Trego and Chris Woakes have all been given the nod after impressing for the Lions.

The England squad is as follows:

P Collingwood (captain), J Anderson, I Bell, R Bopara, T Bresnan, S Broad, S Davies, J Denly, S Finn, C Kieswetter, M Lumb, S Mahmood, D Mascarenhas, E Morgan, G Onions, K Pietersen, L Plunkett, M Prior, A Rashid, O Shah, A Shahzad, R Sidebottom, G Swann, J Tredwell, P Trego, J Trott, D Wainwright, C Woakes, L Wright, M Yardy. (ANI)

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