Andy Flower says Ian Bell can still force way back into England's one day side

England team director Andy Flower says Ian Bell remains "a very fine player" and insists the batsman can still force his way back into England's one-day side.

England will play four one-day internationals and three Twenty20s against Pakistan between 13 and 27 February in Dubai and Abu Dhabi, with Bell the notable omission from the squad named on Tuesday.

Flower also says Kevin Pietersen will open the batting against Pakistan. The former Zimbabwe batsman believes Pietersen is a "dangerous" cricketer who "can win games" from that position.