England’s all-rounder Sam Curran has been named in the 14-member squad for the upcoming three-match One Day International (ODI) series against the Netherlands.
Sam Curran Named in England’s ODI Squad
Sam Curran has been rested for past six months owing to a stress fracture in his back. Brydon Carse and Phil Salt has also been recalled into the England’s ODI squad. This upcoming ODI series will be the first time that the England men’s team will play The Netherlands in an ODI series.
“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.
IPL stars Moeen Ali, Jos Buttler, Liam Livingstone, has been included into the squad. Also Jason Roy will return to action after opting to skip the IPL to spend time with his family.
“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.”
England squad for Netherlands ODIs
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.