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Thu, 29 Aug 2013 15:30:00 GMT | By Star Sports

Eoin Morgan to lead England ODI squad

Eoin Morgan will lead the England side that will take on Ireland, followed by the Natwest series against Australia.


Eoin Morgan to lead England ODI squad

Test skipper Alastair Cook has been rested alongside James Anderson, Ian Bell, Stuart Broad and Graeme Swann.

Pacers Chris Jordan and Jamie Overton have got their first call-up to the squad while Michael Carberry, Gary Ballance and Boyd Rankin will be looking to make their international ODI debuts.

“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," national selector Geoff Miller said.

“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.”

The squads

v Ireland

Eoin Morgan (C), Gary Ballance, Ravi Bopara, Danny Briggs, Jos Buttler, Michael Carberry, Steven Finn, Chris Jordan, Jamie Overton, Boyd Rankin, Ben Stokes, James Taylor, James Tredwell, Luke Wright

v Australia

Eoin Morgan (C), Ravi Bopara, Jos Buttler, Michael Carberry, Steven Finn, Chris Jordan, Jamie Overton, Kevin Pietersen, Boyd Rankin, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, James Tredwell, Jonathan Trott, Luke Wright.

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