England announces squad for Ireland series
England is making big efforts to return the cricket from its clotted state amid the Coronavirus pandemic. For the upcoming Ireland ODI series, England has announced a 24-man England training squad named on Thursday (9 July). Moeen Ali and Jonny Bairstow were included in the squad who were left out in the test series.
For the three-match one-day international series at home to Ireland the squad has been announced. It has long been accepted they will have to field separate Test and one-day squad as they will face the both team at a close date with Pakistan and Ireland.
Before England start the first of a three-Test series against Pakistan at Manchester’s Old Trafford, the third ODI at Southampton, the venue for all three Ireland matches, is set to take place..
“Even with several multi-format players unavailable for the Ireland ODIs due to their Test commitments, there is real depth to England’s white-ball playing talent,” said national selector Ed Smith.
The team will be playing two intra-squad warm-up matches before the selectors pick a final team into an on-site training camp at the Ageas Bowl on July 16. England also hope to play three Twenty20 internationals against Pakistan in August and September, with three T20s and three ODIs against Australia originally scheduled for July still to be re-arranged.
England’s 24 men squad: Eoin Morgan (Middlesex, capt), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire, wkt), Tom Banton (Somerset), Sam Billings (Kent, wkt), Henry Brookes (Warwickshire), Brydon Carse (Durham), Tom Curran (Surrey), Liam Dawson (Hampshire), Ben Duckett (Nottinghamshire), Laurie Evans (Sussex), Richard Gleeson (Lancashire), Lewis Gregory (Somerset), Sam Hain (Warwickshire), Tom Helm (Middlesex), Liam Livingstone (Lancashire), Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire), Matt Parkinson (Lancashire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), Phil Salt (Sussex), Reece Topley (Surrey), James Vince (Hampshire), David Willey (Yorkshir