White Rose players dominate England one-day series squad

FIVE Yorkshire players are in the England squad for the one-day series against Pakistan.
No rest for Yorkshire star Joe RootNo rest for Yorkshire star Joe Root
No rest for Yorkshire star Joe Root

Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett and David Willey are in the 15-man squad England for the five-match series, which starts at the Ageas Bowl on August 24.

England have dropped out-of-form batsman James Vince but there are recalls for Ben Stokes, Mark Wood and a call-up for uncapped spinner Liam Dawson.

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Vince’s Test form has been the major problem but he also contributed just 54 runs in four ODI innings against Sri Lanka and must now head back to county cricket to prove he is worth consideration for the winter tours.

Pace bowler Steven Finn also misses out after tearing his left hamstring in the fourth Test at The Oval and being ruled out for four weeks.

Captain Eoin Morgan has been named despite not playing since breaking a finger batting for Middlesex on July 26, and his squad also includes fit-again duo Stokes and Wood.

Both players have been made available to Durham for NatWest T20 finals day, where all-rounder Stokes will play as a specialist batsman after missing the last two Tests with a calf complaint.

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Fast bowler Wood effectively replaces Finn in the group, putting him in line for a first international appearance since October.

Wood, 26, established himself as a fine three-format prospect last year but his career-long fitness issues came back to haunt him over the winter, with two ankle operations ruining his first half of the season.

Wood has played only one List A match in 2016 but has impressed with his pace and aggression in the LV= County Championship, particularly the Blast quarter-final against Gloucestershire.

Dawson has also earned a spot in the squad.

England are touring Bangladesh and India this winter and will need plenty of slow bowling options, with Dawson getting the chance to catch the eye of head coach Trevor Bayliss as third spinner alongside Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid.

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He has yet to play an ODI but made his Three Lions bow in the only T20 against Sri Lanka and impressed with figures of three for 27.

The rest of the squad is as expected, with Jos Buttler back having been sidelined since fracturing a thumb with Lancashire on July 8 and the temptation to rest Root resisted.

England’s schedule over the next 18 months is even more taxing than usual and as a key player in each format, Root can expect to sit out some limited-overs assignments in the near future.

England ODI squad: E Morgan (Middlesex, capt), M Ali (Worcestershire), J Bairstow (Yorkshire), J Buttler (Lancashire), L Dawson (Hampshire) C Jordan (Sussex), A Hales (Nottinghamshire), L Plunkett (Yorkshire), A Rashid (Yorkshire), J Root (Yorkshire), J Roy (Surrey), B Stokes (Durham), D Willey (Yorkshire), C Woakes (Warwickshire), M Wood (Durham).