Four England rookies in 30-man Champions Trophy squad

Updated: Apr 05, 2013, 16:21 PM IST

London: England have named four uncapped players in their provisional 30-man Champions Trophy squad.

Gary Ballance, Varun Chopra, Chris Wright and James Harris are added to a list of names that will be reduced to 15 on May 5. In his first assignment in England, ODIs coach Ashley Giles is unlikely to make any major changes to a side that has not lost a home series since 2009.

He has high hopes for the tournament that starts on June 6, after playing in the final defeat in 2004. Giles said the chance to win a 50-over competition in England is huge. He said they have an opportunity this year, but a lot of things need to go well before that.

Any time a bowler breaks the stumps during their delivery it will be called a no-ball from April 30. The law doesn`t officially come into effect until October 1, and it won`t be a part of the domestic game until then, but in international cricket it is a new playing condition for the summer.