England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) has announced their 14-member squad for the one-off ODI against Ireland and the NatWest ODI series against Australia following it. Eoin Morgan has been named as captain of the side which will take on Ireland on September 3.
Among the new faces, Chris Jordan and Jamie Overton have been included for the first time while Michael Carberry, Gary Ballance and Boyd Rankin are in line for their respective debut as well.
“Following a very intense period of cricket this summer we have decided to rest a number of senior players which will allow them to recover from a heavy workload over the last three months and to prepare for the tour of Australia which begins in eight weeks,” said England selector Geoff Miller.
“This creates an excellent opportunity for players who have impressed in county cricket and for England Lions recently to test themselves at international level as we continue to build a squad ahead of the ICC Cricket World Cup which is less than 18 months away,” he added
“There are a number of very experienced one day players in the squad alongside players who are new to international cricket and we are expecting a very tough challenge both from a strong Ireland side and then from Australia in what will no doubt be a very competitive NatWest series,” said Miller.
England squad for ODI against Ireland:
Eoin Morgan (c), Gary Ballance, Ravi Bopara, Danny Briggs, Jos Buttler (wk), Michael Carberry, Steven Finn, Chris Jordan, Jamie Overton, Boyd Rankin, Ben Stokes, James Taylor, James Tredwell, Luke Wright.
England squad for NatWest ODI series:
Eoin Morgan (c), Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler (wk), Michael Carberry, Steven Finn, Chris Jordan, Jamie Overton, Kevin Pietersen, Boyd Rankin, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, James Tredwell, Jonathan Trott, Luke Wright.