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Joe Denly named in England ODI squad for Ireland series

by Wisden Staff 2 minute read

England have named a 14-man squad for their upcoming three-match ODI series against Ireland.

Joe Denly, who was in England’s Test squad for the ongoing series against West Indies, has moved to the white-ball squad after leaving the bio-secure bubble at Emirates Old Trafford last week.

Yorkshire all-rounder David Willey makes his return to the ODI set-up for the first time since he was left out of the 15-man squad for last year’s 50-over World Cup.

Surrey left-armer Reece Topley, who last played for England at the 2016 World T20, has also been included after taking three wickets in the two intra-squad warm-up matches last week.

England have also named three reserves in addition to the squad:  the Lancashire duo of Richard Gleeson and Liam Livingstone, and Somerset all-rounder Lewis Gregory.

“We are developing excellent strength in depth in white-ball cricket,” said England selector James Taylor. “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.

“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.

“These ODIs against Ireland are an opportunity to continue the exciting evolution of the ODI side, while also looking towards the T20 World Cup in 2021. In this challenging season, everyone at England appreciates the hard work and dedication of the county coaches and support staff who have helped these players to get ready for competitive cricket.”

The first of three ODIs at the Ageas Bowl will begin on July 30.

England ODI squad for Ireland series

Eoin Morgan (c), 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

Reserves: Richard Gleeson, Lewis Gregory, Liam Livingstone

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