England have named a 24-man training group ahead of their three-match ODI series against Ireland that’s due to begin later this month.
The group contains eight of England’s World Cup-winning squad and as many as seven uncapped players. None of the 13-strong Test squad currently taking on West Indies are involved in the group, although Saqib Mahmood – who was listed as one of nine reserve players for the first Test of the summer at the Ageas Bowl – is included.
Dawid Malan, Pat Brown and Chris Jordan all miss out on selection due to injury while Mason Crane, Will Jacks and Tom Kohler-Cadmore are the only three fit players named in the initial 55-man training group earlier this summer to be omitted from both the condensed white-ball and red-ball training groups.
Two intra-squad friendlies will take place at the Ageas Bowl on July 21 and July 24 before the squad and a list of reserves are finalised ahead of the first ODI on July 30.
Commenting on the group, national selector Ed Smith highlighted the depth of talent at his disposal. “Even with several multi-format players unavailable for the Ireland ODIs due to their Test commitments, there is real depth to England’s white ball playing talent,” said Smith.
England also confirmed the coaching group that will take charge for the Ireland series. Paul Collingwood will assume the role of head coach and he will be supported by Marcus Trescothick, James Foster, Young Lions coach Jon Lewis, Neil Killeen, former Durham coach Jon Lewis and Claude Henderson.
Full 24-man training group:
Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Tom Banton, Sam Billings, Henry Brookes, Brydon Carse, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Ben Duckett, Laurie Evans, Richard Gleeson, Lewis Gregory, Sam Hain, Tom Helm, Liam Livingstone, Saqib Mahmood, Matthew Parkinson, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Phil Salt, Reece Topley, James Vince, David Willey