Moeen Ali and Jonny Bairstow have not been included in England’s Test squad for the ongoing series against the Windies but they have been included in the side for upcoming ODI series against Ireland. The likes of Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, and Jofra have been dropped from the same.
A packed schedule ahead
England will play a three-match ODI series against Ireland which will begin on July 30 in Southampton. The series will begin juts a day after England’s third Test against West Indies in Manchester whereas it will end just a day before England take on Pakistan in another Test series. So a lot of regular faces will miss the ODIs against Ireland due to the packed schedule. On the other hand, players missing this Test series have been included in the side to play against Ireland.
The 24-man training group, led by Eoin Morgan will see a mix of established white-ball players and a few fringe players. Seven uncapped players have been added in the set-up.
England to start preparation for Ireland series
On July 16 they will go to the Ageas Bowl in Southampton and enter the same bio-secure bubble conditions. The group will play two warm-up matches on July 21 and 24 based on which a final squad for the series will be named. England’s assistant coach Paul Collingwood will take care of the responsibility of the Head Coach in absence of Chris Silverwood, as reported earlier.
ECB Performance Director, Mo Bobat, said: “As was the case with our Test preparations, the support that we have received from counties during our ODI return to training phase has been fantastic. Running concurrent training programmes across formats for a large pool of players has been a novel challenge and we are very appreciative of the commitment that counties have shown towards the national cause, particularly as they have been managing their own return to training.”
ODI Training Group
Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) captain, Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire), Tom Banton (Somerset), Sam Billings (Kent), 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), Matthew Parkinson (Lancashire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), Phil Salt (Sussex), Reece Topley (Surrey), James Vince (Hampshire), David Willey (Yorkshire).