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England announce ODI Squad to face New Zealand

  • England announce ODI Squad to face New Zealand
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The ECB today announced a 14-man squad to face New Zealand in the Royal London OD Series that starts on the 9th of June.

As was expected, Eoin Morgan will be leading the side, with Jason Roy, Sam Billings, David Willey, and Alex Hales like youngsters being given their chances against a top-class New Zealand team.

However, James Anderson, Moeen Ali, Stuart Broad, Gary Ballance and Ian Bell have been dropped for obvious reasons and may just not feature in the one-day side for a long-long time.

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National selector, James Whitaker, said: “This series presents an excellent opportunity to look at players we believe can play a key role for England over the next four years as we build towards the next ICC Cricket World Cup.

“We have opted to rest Moeen Ali from this series and he will play cricket for Worcestershire in preparation for the Ashes next month. A number of players involved in the recent World Cup including James Anderson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell and Stuart Broad have been left of the squad for this series.

"It is important to point out that none of these players have been ruled out of playing a role for England in limited overs formats in the future. This squad allows us to look at a group of players who have performed well both at county and England Lions level in recent years.

“On behalf of the selectors I would like to wish Eoin and Paul Farbrace all the very best for what will no doubt be a highly entertaining series against a very strong New Zealand side.”

England ODI squad

Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) (Capt)

Sam Billings (Kent)

Jos Buttler (Lancashire)

Steven Finn (Middlesex)

Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire)

Chris Jordan (Sussex)

Liam Plunkett (Yorkshire)

Adil Rashid (Yorkshire)

Joe Root (Yorkshire)

Jason Roy (Surrey)

Ben Stokes (Durham)

James Taylor (Nottinghamshire)

David Willey (Northamptonshire)

Mark Wood (Durham)


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