England entertain Ireland in ODI series

England will entertain Ireland in the Royal London ODI series in a best of three format at Southampton.

All three games will be played at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton, the venue of the opening test against W.I. which the visitors won.

Morgan’s troops will start favourites

After the success of England’s red ball side it is now down to the white ball squad to perform.

Led by Eoin Morgan, the hosts have named a strong 14 man squad.
Left arm seamers David Willey and Reece Topley have been named in the squad. Moeen Ali is vice captain with Joe Denly also named in the 14.

England will be without World Cup winners Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes and Jos Buttler.

Returns for both Willey and Topley

Willey last played for England in May 2019,while Topley hasn’t featured for four years due to injuries. It’s a welcome return back to the side for Willey who wasn’t picked for the World Cup.

Ireland name young side for series

Ireland have named a 14 man squad for the opening match of the series.
All rounder Curtis Campher and Harry Tector are in line to make their ODI debuts for the country.

Campher is a 21-year-old all rounder who toured England in 2018 with South Africa Under 19,s.
Middle order batsman Tector has already won 20 T20 caps at just 20 years of age. He is in line for his 50 over debut after a pair of fifties in Ireland’s recent warm up matches.

Adair misses out through injury

The high profile omission from the squad is Ireland’s leading ODI wicket taker in 2019 Mark Adair.
Following ankle surgery earlier this year he still isn’t fully fit and misses out.
The Irish have added seamer Stuart Thompson to the squad for the upcoming three match series starting Thursday.

Ireland will name squads on a match by match basis, with the  22 man squad staying on site at the Ageas Bowl.

Royal London Series schedule:
1 st ODI International Thursday 30 th July
2 nd ODI International Saturday 1 st August
3 rd ODI International Tuesday 4 th August
All matches to be played at the Ageas Bowl Southampton

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