Eoin Morgan to captain England against Ireland

Derry’s Boyd Rankin also included in England panel for match against Ireland in Dublin


Eoin Morgan will captain England against Ireland for a second time when the sides meet at Malahide next week.

The Dubliner has been included in the England squad alongside another former Ireland star, Boyd Rankin, for the one-day international in Dublin.

England have rested a host of senior players for the match, and a subsequent one-day series with Australia, including captain Alastair Cook.

Cook joins fellow Ashes winners Stuart Broad, Ian Bell, James Anderson and Graeme Swann in missing the match against Ireland and the five-match series that follows.

There are five uncapped players in the England squad with pace bowlers Chris Jordan and Jamie Overton receiving senior call-ups for the first time, joining Rankin in a revamped seam attack.

Veteran batsman Michael Carberry, enjoying a fine white-ball season with Hampshire, also stands on the verge of a first ODI cap, as does highly rated Yorkshire batsman Gary Ballance.

Morgan, who started his career with Malahide, will find the new venue barely recognisable from the club venue of a decade ago. The ground has been transformed into a 10,000 capacity venue and is on course to be a complete sell-out.

A limited number of tickets are still available from www.cricketireland.ie and TicketMaster outlets nationwide.

England squad: Eoin Morgan (captain) (Middlesex), Gary Ballance (Yorkshire), Ravi Bopora (Essex), Danny Briggs (Hampshire), Jos Buttler (Somerset), Michael Carberry (Hampshire), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Chris Jordan (Sussex), Jamie Overton (Somerset), Boyd Rankin (Warwickshire), Ben Stokes (Durham), James Taylor (Notts), James Tredwell (Kent), Luke Wright (Sussex).

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