England announce squad for Ireland ODIs
England Cricket Board (ECB) have announced their squad for the ODI series against Ireland. Reece Topley has earned a recall to the side after four years.
While all cricket playing nations are away from cricket since the last four months, England are playing against West Indies in the three-match Test series. They are having a busy schedule and are set to play three-match ODI series against Ireland.
England Cricket Board (ECB) announced the squad for the series on Monday with Reece Topley earning a call-up after four years. On the other hand, they have also rested some of their key players as they have also a Test series around the corner against Pakistan. Ben Stokes, Joe Root, Jos Buttler, Chris Woakes and Jofra Archer have been rested from the 14-man squad.
The three-match series will be the first in the newly launched ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League, with all the three games set to be played at the Ageas Bowl. The series will kick-off on July 30.
James Taylor, the England selector said that they have excellent depth in the limited-overs squad. He also felt some of the players still missed out on the squad and he considers them unlucky.
“We are developing excellent strength in depth in white-ball cricket. Even though a number of Test players are unavailable, there is great competition for places, as we have seen during the intra-squad matches and the England Lions warm-up match.”
“There are a number of players who’ll feel unlucky not to have made the final squad and that says a lot about how many players we currently have pushing hard for selection at the highest level,” he said.
SQUAD: Eoin Morgan (C), 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