Wood and Rashid added to ODI squad


Published: Friday 1st May 2015 by The News Editor

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Durham seamer Mark Wood and Yorkshire leg-spinner Adil Rashid will complete England’s squad for next week’s one-day international against Ireland in Dublin.

The pair are currently in the Caribbean for England’s tour of the West Indies, but neither player has featured in any of the three Tests.

Eleven players have already been selected for the Ireland fixture next Friday, with the England and Wales Cricket Board announcing that would be topped up by those who did not make the cut for the final Test against the Windies.

“England selectors today announced that Yorkshire’s Adil Rashid and Durham’s Mark Wood will complete England’s 13-man squad for the Royal London one-day international (ODI) against Ireland on Friday May 8 at Malahide, Dublin,” a short ECB statement read.

“Rashid and Wood will return home early from the West Indies to join up with the rest of the England ODI squad to face Ireland.”

While Wood and Rashid have failed to break through into the Test team, they are said to have impressed the coaches on tour and could now push their case for selection in the 50-over format.

Ashington-born paceman Wood, 25, will hope to make his England debut despite having only featured in 18 List A matches.

Twenty-seven-year-old Rashid, like Wood, has already represented the Lions this year, and has played in five ODIs, although his last appearance for the senior England team came in November 2009.

The 13-man squad will be captained by James Taylor in what will be his 18th ODI, with regular 50-over captain Eoin Morgan on duty at the Indian Premier League.

James Vince, Sam Billings, Zafar Ansari, Lewis Gregory and David Willey are the other uncapped players in an inexperienced team.

Published: Friday 1st May 2015 by The News Editor

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