ENGLAND chiefs insist their bad blood with Michael Carberry is firmly in the past after recalling the Hampshire batsman for Twenty20 and one-day matches against Sri Lanka.
Carberry’s selection comes after he criticised his omission from the one-day series that followed the Ashes whitewash earlier this year, while seamer Tim Bresnan returns to both squads following injury.
“Nobody is perfect in this world,” selector James Whittaker said yesterday. “There were some miscommunications but they have been dealt with. It’s over and we wish him well in this new environment.”
Eoin Morgan is set to captain the T20 side for Tuesday’s one-off match, in the absence of the injured Stuart Broad, while batsman Ian Bell is recalled to the shortest form for the first time in three years.
Left-arm seamer Harry Gurney, who made his international debut in new England head coach Peter Moores’ first game in charge, last week’s weather-affected win over Scotland, is in both squads but there is no place for batsmen Luke Wright and Michael Lumb or bowler Jade Dernbach.