Ireland recall Gary Wilson, Stuart Thompson for one-off ODI versus England
Gary Wilson, 33, is back in Ireland's ODI squad after missing the Afghanistan series. (Image: Twitter)

Gary Wilson, the veteran wicketkeeper-batsman, has been recalled to Ireland‘s squad for the one-off ODI against England at Malahide on May 3.

The 33-year-old could not tour India for the full series of Afghanistan in Dehradun this year on account of an eye problem, but is now back as is the allrounder Stuart Thompson.

Named in Ireland’s 14-man squad for the ODI against top-ranked England – led by former Ireland international Eoin Morgan – are also the wicketkeeper-batsman Lorcan Tucker and left-arm pace bowler Josh Little. Tucker and Little are uncapped at ODI level.

Friday’s one-off ODI between Ireland and England is their tenth meeting.

“The return of Gary Wilson to the squad is a boost, adding lower order experience, and Stuart Thompson’s all-round seam bowling gives us options,” said Andrew White, Ireland’s chairman of selectors. “We have been delighted to watch the continued improvement of Josh Little and Lorcan Tucker.

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“Josh gives us that left-arm pace variation and he has continued to impress with some consistent performances – we believe he can transfer his T20 skills into the one-day arena. As for Lorcan, fans of Irish cricket have seen some stellar performances by him over the first few months of the year. While he has been on our radar and around the senior squad in recent times, we’ve started to see greater confidence and consistency in his approach.”

Ireland will retain the squad for the first-half of next month’s tri-series against West Indies and Bangladesh.

Ireland ODI squad: William Porterfield (captain), Andrew Balbirnie, George Dockrell, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, James McCollum, Tim Murtagh, Kevin O’Brien, Boyd Rankin, Paul Stirling, Stuart Thompson, Lorcan Tucker, Gary Wilson