London: Graeme Swann will captain England for the first time in two Twenty20 internationals against the West Indies next week.

The 32-year-old offspinner was given the role on Wednesday as both Stuart Broad and Eoin Morgan - captain and vice captain - are out injured.

England Test and one-day international captain Alastair Cook remains outside the Twenty20 squad, having not played in the shortest format for almost two years.

"Graeme Swann is a highly respected member of the England side," national selector Geoff Miller said. "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."

England host West Indies at the Oval on September 23 and 25.

There is no place in the 14-man squad for Kevin Pietersen, while batsman Jonathan Bairstow and spinner Danny Briggs have been selected for the first time.

Fast bowler James Anderson returns to the Twenty20 squad and legspinner Scott Borthwick is the other addition from the squad which beat India by six wickets last month.

"We have once again selected a blend of experienced international performers, along with exciting young players with a great deal of talent," Miller said. "We have had a successful summer to date and will be looking to continue our form during the Twenty20 series against West Indies and finish the summer with two strong performances.

"We have selected 10 of the players who were involved in last month's T20 victory over India, while the injuries to Stuart Broad and Eoin Morgan and the continued period of rest for Kevin Pietersen means we bring four players into the squad."

England Squad: Graeme Swann, James Anderson, Jonathan Bairstow, Ravi Bopara, Scott Borthwick, Tim Bresnan, Danny Briggs, Jos Buttler, Jade Dernbach, Steven Finn, Alex Hales, Craig Kieswetter, Samit Patel, Ben Stokes.

(Agencies)