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Moeen Ali, Bairstow included in England’s ODI training group ahead of series against Ireland

Cricketers Moeen Ali and Jonny Bairstow have been picked in the 24-man ODI training group ahead of the three-match series against Ireland that begins from July 30. As expected, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Jofra Archer, who are a part of the Test squad against Windies, have not been selected.

The Tests against Windies will go on till July 29, with the last Test being held at Manchester, while the first ODI against Ireland is at the Ageas Bowl.

England will take on Pakistan in a three-Test series from August 4, and the packed schedule means that multi-format players currently playing against Windies like Chris Woakes, Mark Wood and Joe Root (who will join the Test team from the second Test) are unlikely to take part in the ODIs against Ireland.

The 24-member training group has a number of fringe players with seven uncapped players, including Sam Hain, Phil Salt and fast bowlers Henry Brookes, Tom Helm, Brydon Carse and Richard Gleeson. Chris Jordan, Dawid Malan and Pat Brown are injured and have not been selected.

The group will arrive at the Ageas Bowl in Southampton on July 16, and will play two intra-squad games on July 21 and July 24, following which the squad for the ODIs will be announced.


Behind-Closed-Doors ODI Training Group:

Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) captain, Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire), Tom Banton (Somerset), Sam Billings (Kent), Henry Brookes (Warwickshire), Brydon Carse (Durham), Tom Curran (Surrey), Liam Dawson (Hampshire), Ben Duckett (Nottinghamshire), Laurie Evans (Sussex), Richard Gleeson (Lancashire), Lewis Gregory (Somerset), Sam Hain (Warwickshire), Tom Helm (Middlesex), Liam Livingstone (Lancashire), Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire), Matthew Parkinson (Lancashire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), Phil Salt (Sussex), Reece Topley (Surrey), James Vince (Hampshire), David Willey (Yorkshire).


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