England on Monday announced a 14-man squad for the three-match ODI series against Ireland starting here on Thursday. Left-arm fast bowler Reece Topley returned to the national team after four years. Eoin Morgan will be the captain of the team while Moeen Ali will be the vice-captain. Three reserve players were also announced.
The 26-year-old Toplay has taken 16 wickets in 10 ODIs but he last played for England in the 2016 T20 World Cup. He suffered from a back injury that forced him to undergo surgery in 2018. He was Sussex's most successful bowler in the Blast competition last year.
Sam Billings, Liam Dawson and David Wiley have also returned to the England squad for the series which will be played in a biologically safe (bio-secure) environment at the empty stadium. Richard Gleeson, Lewis Gregory and Liam Livingstone are among the reserve players awaiting debut.
Playing in the Test series against the West Indies, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Joffra Archer, Chris Woakes and Mark Wood were not considered, while members of the World Cup winning team were Johnny Bairstow, Liam Dawson, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy and James Vince is included in the team.
Denali, who failed to make it to the Test series squad, got a place in the ODI team. The second and third ODIs will be played at the Aegis Bowl on August 1 and 4 respectively. With this series, the ICC Men's World Cup Super League will begin, which will decide the teams qualifying for the World Cup to be held in 2023.
The team is as follows: Eoin Morgan (captain), Moeen Ali, Johnny Bairstow, Tom Benton, Sam Billings, Tom Curren, Liam Dawson, Joe Denley, Shakib Mehmood, Adil Rashid, Jason Roy, Reece Topley, James Vince and David Willey. Reserve: Richard Gleeson, Lewis Gregory and Liam Livingstone.