Tom Banton, Reece Topley included in England squad for Ireland ODIs


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Left-arm pacer Reece Topley made a return after 4 years as England on Monday named a 14-member squad for the three-match ODI collection in opposition to Ireland starting right here on Thursday.

Eoin Morgan will captain the facet whereas Moeen Ali will probably be his deputy. Three gamers have been additionally named as reserves. Topley, 26, has taken 16 wickets in 10 ODIs however final represented England within the World T20 in 2016. He had points along with his again and went below the knife in 2018. He was Sussex’s main wicket taker within the Blast final yr.

Sam Billings, Liam Dawson and David Willey additionally made a comeback to the England squad for the collection which will probably be performed behind closed doorways in a bio-secure surroundings. Billings is making a return after two years, having missed out of a World Cup choice after dislocating his shoulder. Willey, however, missed out the 50-over showpiece as Archer was most popular over him.

The uncapped trio of Richard Gleeson, Lewis Gregory and Liam Livingstone has been named as reserves. While the likes of Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Chris Woakes and Mark Wood haven’t been thought of as they’re at present concerned within the Test collection in opposition to the West Indies, World Cup winners Jonny Bairstow, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy and James Vince have been named within the squad. Also discovering a spot within the squad is Joe Denly, who was not noted of the Test collection.

“We are developing excellent strength in depth in white-ball cricket. Even though a number of Test players are unavailable, there is great competition for places, as we have seen during the intra-squad matches and the England Lions warm-up match,” mentioned England selector James Taylor in an announcement.

“There are a number of players who’ll feel unlucky not to have made the final squad and that says a lot about how many players we currently have pushing hard for selection at the highest level.”

Taylor mentioned the collection in opposition to Ireland will probably be a possibility to proceed the thrilling evolution of the ODI facet, whereas additionally wanting in direction of the T20 World Cup subsequent yr. The second and third ODIs will probably be held on the identical venue – Ageas Bowl – on August 1 and four respectively.

This collection will launch of the ICC Men’s World Cup Super League, which can decide qualification for the World Cup in 2023 with the highest seven groups routinely reserving their spot on the occasion in India.

England ODI squad: Eoin Morgan (Captain), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Joe Denly, Saqib Mahmood, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Reece Topley, James Vince, David Willey.

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