Bopara and Cook in England squad

ESSEX's Ravi Bopara and Alastair Cook could stand to make half a million pounds each following their selection for the Stanford Super Series.

ESSEX CRICKET CLUB's Ravi Bopara and Alastair Cook have both been selected in the 15-man England squad for the eagerly anticipated multi-million pound Stanford Super Series.

Fresh off the back of their 4-0 Natwest Series win over South Africa, England will travel to Antigua next month to take on Middlesex, Trinidad & Tobago and a Stanford All-Star side in a Twenty20 Series.

The match against Texan billionaire Sir Allen Stanford's All-Star side - on November 1 - carries a prize of £500,000 per winning player, with a sizeable purse to also be shared amongst the four that miss out.

The same 15 will also take on India in seven one-day internationals, starting in mid-November.

England squad: Kevin Pietersen (Hampshire) capt, James Anderson (Lancashire) Ian Bell (Warwickshire), Ravi Bopara (Essex), Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire), Paul Collingwood (Durham), Alastair Cook (Essex), Andrew Flintoff (Lancashire) Stephen Harmison (Durham), Samit Patel (Nottinghamshire), Matt Prior (Sussex) Owais Shah (Middlesex), Graeme Swann (Nottinghamshire), Ryan Sidebottom (Nottinghamshire), Luke Wright (Sussex).

Become a Supporter

This newspaper has been a central part of community life for many years. Our industry faces testing times, which is why we're asking for your support. Every contribution will help us continue to produce local journalism that makes a measurable difference to our community.

Become a Supporter