England announces squad for Netherlands ODIs...

England announces squad for Netherlands ODIs

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 Published: 06:27 PM, 1 June 2022  

England announces squad for Netherlands ODIs

England announces squad for Netherlands ODIs

Pacer Luke Wood earned his maiden call-up as the England and Wales Cricket Board named a 14-man ODI squad to take on the Netherlands in a historic three-match series starting at Amstelveen on June 17. This is the first time that the England men's team will play The Netherlands in an ODI series.

Pacer David Payne was also included in the squad after having been named for the Pakistan ODIs last summer, but not having gotten a game. Sam Curran also returns to the white-ball set-up having been on the sidelines for six months with a stress fracture of the back. Brydon Carse and Phil Salt, who had both debuted against Pakistan last summer, earn recalls into the ODI side.

"I'm very excited to be coaching a strong squad for my first series in charge," England's white-ball head coach, Matthew Mott, said on Tuesday (May 31). "We have tremendous depth with a blend of youth and experience. We want to continue to play in an expressive style and let our players showcase their skills and firepower.

"Luke Wood deserves his call-up. He has been consistent for Lancashire over the past 12 months and we have been monitoring his progression. If given a chance to play, I'm sure he will make most of his opportunity."

Jason Roy will return to action after opting to skip the IPL to spend time with his family, while Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, David Willey and Liam Livingstone return from their IPL stints.

"This is a historic occasion for the sport and the first time England Men have played The Netherlands in an ODI series. We can't wait to head over to Amsterdam and put on a show for the thousands of fans travelling to support the team.

"The ODI side has had limited opportunities and last played in July. However, with about 18 months to the next ICC 50 over World Cup in India, our preparation will start ramping up with nine matches over the summer and a busy winter ahead against strong opponents."

The three ODIs will be played on June 17, 19 and 22 respectively.

Squad: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler, Brydon Carse, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, David Payne, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Phil Salt, Reece Topley, David Willey, Luke Wood.

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