England announce 24-member training group: The English selection committee has named 24 players who will train at the Ageas Bowl.
England have named a 24-member training group for their upcoming three-match ODI series against Ireland starting this month.
With the third Test of the ongoing West Indies series set to culminate on July 28 and the first ODI against Ireland to be played on July 30, England were highly likely to field two totally different sides for the Test and ODI format.
Much like the Test team, the training group will enter a bio-secure bubble at the Ageas Bowl on July 16 where they will practice for nearly two weeks before playing the first ODI.
The players will also be divided into two squads to play a couple of intra-squad matches on July 21 and July 24 before the final squad will be announced.
England announce 24-member training group
Wicket-keeper batsman Jonny Bairstow and all-rounder Moeen Ali, who didn’t find a spot in the Test squad, have been named in the training group as the duo is almost certain to resume their ODI roles.
The selection committee led by Ed Smith have named as many as nine uncapped players namely Henry Brookes, Brydon Carse, Laurie Evans, Richard Gleeson, Lewis Gregory, Sam Hain, Tom Helm, Liam Livingstone and Phil Salt.
Wicket-keeper batsman Sam Billings and all-rounder Liam Dawson, who had last played an ODI in 2018, have been recalled into the squad. Batsman Ben Duckett, the last of whose three ODIs had come in 2016, has also made a comeback into the ODI side.
Seamer David Willey, who was axed before ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 to accommodate Jofra Archer, has also been recalled into the squad.
Pacer Reece Topley, who has opened the bowling with Willey before playing his last ODI in 2016, has finally recovered from multiple injuries to find a spot in the training group. Batsman James Vince, who was part of England’s World Cup-winning team last year, is another high-profile name to stage a comeback.
England 24-member training group for Ireland ODIs
Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonathan Bairstow, Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Henry Brookes, Brydon Carse, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Ben Duckett, Laurie Evans, Richard Gleeson, Lewis Gregory, Sam Hain, Tom Helm, Liam Livingstone, Saqib Mahmood, Matthew Parkinson, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Phil Salt, Reece Topley, James Vince, David Willey.