England announce ODI squad for Pakistan series

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England have named their 16-member squad for the upcoming one-day series against England. Ben Duckett and Dawid Malan make their return to the limited-overs squad for the five-match one-day series. Alex Hales has been dropped from the one-day squad after failing a drug Test. James Vince has been named as a replacement for Hales for the one-day series.

Opening batsman Jason Roy did suffer a back spasm while playing for Surrey against Essex in the Royal London One-Day game. He will not take part in the one-off T20 game against Pakistan. The team management is hopeful that Roy can regain full fitness for the one-day series that starts from 8th May.

Nottinghamshire batsman Ben Duckett has played only three one-day games for England in 2016. He made his limited-overs debut for England against Bangladesh. Middle-order Dawid Malan will be looking to make an impression with the bat in this five-match one-day series.

James Vince has been in exceptional form for Hampshire in the ongoing Royal London One-Day Cup competition. He will be looking to make an impact with the bat for England in this one-day series. The 28-year old has scored 490 runs for Hampshire so far in this year’s competition.

England will first take on Ireland in the one-off ODI game that will be played at Malahide in Dublin on 3rd May. They will then play Pakistan in the one-off T20 at Sophia Gardens in Cardiff on Sunday.

The opening game of the one-day series will be played at the Oval on 8th May. The home side will be keen to start their home season on decent note.

England’s ODI Squad for Pakistan series: Eoin Morgan (captain), Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Liam Plunkett, Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Chris Jordan, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood

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