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Morgan to lead England ODI squads

England will play one ODI against Ireland and five ODIs against Australia

Morgan to lead England ODI squads - Cricket News
Eoin Morgan during an ODI.

England selectors today named a 14-man squad for the one day international against Ireland taking place at Malahide Cricket Club on Tuesday 3 September and a 14-man squad for the five match ODI series against Australia commencingFriday 6 September.

Eoin Morgan will captain both squads in the absence of Alastair Cook who is being rested following the recent 3-0 Ashes series victory along with a number of other senior players - James Anderson, Ian Bell, Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann.

Pace bowlers Chris Jordan and Jamie Overton are both included in an England senior squad for the first time while Michael Carberry, Gary Ballance and Boyd Rankin will all be looking to make their international ODI debuts for England.

National selector, Geoff Miller, said: “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.

“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.

“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.”

For ODI v Ireland
Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) (Capt)
Gary Ballance (Yorkshire)
Ravi Bopara (Essex)
Danny Briggs (Hampshire)
Jos Buttler (Somerset)
Michael Carberry (Hampshire)
Steven Finn (Middlesex)
Chris Jordan (Sussex)
Jamie Overton (Somerset)
Boyd Rankin (Warwickshire)
Ben Stokes (Durham)
James Taylor (Nottinghamshire)
James Tredwell (Kent)
Luke Wright (Sussex)

For ODI series v Australia
Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) (Capt)
Ravi Bopara (Essex)
Jos Buttler (Somerset)
Michael Carberry (Hampshire)
Steven Finn (Middlesex)
Chris Jordan (Sussex)
Jamie Overton (Somerset)
Kevin Pietersen (Surrey)
Boyd Rankin (Warwickshire)
Joe Root (Yorkshire)
Ben Stokes (Durham)
James Tredwell (Kent)
Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire)
Luke Wright (Sussex)

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