Left-arm pacer Reece Topley made a return after 4 years as England on Monday named a 14-member squad for the three-match ODI collection in opposition to Eire starting right here on Thursday.
Eoin Morgan will captain the aspect whereas Moeen Ali shall be his deputy. Three gamers had been additionally named as reserves. Topley, 26, has taken 16 wickets in 10 ODIs however final represented England within the World T20 in 2016. He had points along with his again and went underneath the knife in 2018. He was Sussex’s main wicket taker within the Blast final yr.
Sam Billings, Liam Dawson and David Willey additionally made a comeback to the England squad for the collection which shall be performed behind closed doorways in a bio-secure surroundings. Billings is making a return after two years, having missed out of a World Cup choice after dislocating his shoulder. Willey, alternatively, missed out the 50-over showpiece as Archer was most well-liked over him.
The uncapped trio of Richard Gleeson, Lewis Gregory and Liam Livingstone has been named as reserves. Whereas the likes of Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes and Mark Wooden haven’t been thought-about as they’re at the moment concerned within the Take a look at collection in opposition to the West Indies, World Cup winners Jonny Bairstow, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy and James Vince have been named within the squad. Additionally discovering a spot within the squad is Joe Denly, who was ignored of the Take a look at collection.
“We’re growing glorious energy in depth in white-ball cricket. Regardless that a variety of Take a look at gamers are unavailable, there may be nice competitors for locations, as we’ve seen through the intra-squad matches and the England Lions warm-up match,” mentioned England selector James Taylor in a press release.
“There are a variety of gamers who’ll really feel unfortunate to not have made the ultimate squad and that claims lots about what number of gamers we at the moment have pushing onerous for choice on the highest degree.”
Taylor mentioned the collection in opposition to Eire shall be a chance to proceed the thrilling evolution of the ODI aspect, whereas additionally trying in the direction of the T20 World Cup subsequent yr. The second and third ODIs shall be held on the similar venue – Ageas Bowl – on August 1 and four respectively.
This collection will launch of the ICC Males’s World Cup Tremendous League, which is able to decide qualification for the World Cup in 2023 with the highest seven groups routinely reserving their spot on the occasion in India.
England ODI squad: Eoin Morgan (Captain), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Joe Denly, Saqib Mahmood, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Reece Topley, James Vince, David Willey.