Graeme Swann is to replace Stuart Broad as the captain of England’s Twenty20 side for the two games against the West Indies later this month.
England, who are 8/13 with bookmaker to win Friday’s fifth ODI against India, take on the West Indies at The Oval on 23rd and 25th September.
Swann is to lead a 14-man squad for the games, with Broad and vice-captain Eoin Morgan out with shoulder injuries.
Broad tore a shoulder muscle in Sunday’s tied one-day encounter against India and is set to be sidelined for six weeks while Morgan is to undergo surgery on his right shoulder and is not expected to be fit to return until the Test series against Pakistan, which begins in January.
National selector Geoff Miller said of the decision to choose the 32-year-old off-spinner: “He’s a highly-respected member of the England side.
“His experience and leadership qualities will be invaluable when he leads a young England team next week – a role he is very much looking forward to.”