After hosting the West Indies test series, the England Cricket Board is all set to welcome the Irish team for a three-match ODI series.
The series will start on Thursday and all the three matches will be played at the Rose Bowl Southampton. England will be taking on the Irish men without the help of Ben Stokes, Joe Root and a few others.
In the absence of the senior bowlers, Tom Curran will lead England’s pace attack. Other players like Jony Bairstow, Jason Roy and Moeen Ali will join the England squad.
David Willy will also make a comeback into the national team. He was switched with Jofra Archer in the World Cup team.
There are known names in the Ireland team also. Players like Kevin O’Brien, Paul Striling, Boyd Rankin, etc. have much needed experience. The guests had played against the England Lions in a one-day game, in which they lost by seven wickets.
All three ODIs will start at 6:30 PM IST.
England 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
Reserves: Richard Gleeson, Lewis Gregory, Liam Livingstone
Ireland squad: Andrew Balbirnie (Captain), Paul Stirling, Curtis Campher, Gareth Delany, Josh Little, Andrew McBrine, Barry McCarthy, Kevin O’Brien, William Porterfield, Boyd Rankin, Simi Singh, Harry Tector, Lorcan Tucker, Craig Young.
Full schedule of England vs Ireland ODI series:
July 30: England vs Ireland 1st ODI, Southampton
August 1: England vs Ireland 2nd ODI, Southampton
August 4: England vs Ireland 3rd ODI, Southampton