Ireland won the toss and chose to bowl vs England
Ireland won the toss and chose to bowl in the third and final ODI as the English international home summer comes to an end at Bristol.
Speaking on Monday, assistant coach Marcus Trescothick stated this was a final opportunity for players to make a case to be one of England’s reserves for the upcoming World Cup. Jofra Archer will be the only travelling reserve, flying out with the squad on Wednesday evening.
The likes of Will Jacks and Sam Hain have the chance to strengthen their cases after 94 and 89, respectively, while Test openers Zak Crawley and Ben Duckett and T20 World Cup winner Phil Salt can also push their causes for the batting reserve spots.
“Having not named anything yet and looking at what we’re going to potentially do, there’s opportunity for people to stake a claim, isn’t there?” Trescothick said. “A couple made it in the second game against Ireland, and there’s another opportunity [on Tuesday] – so, who can put their hand up and make themselves available should they need to bring anyone in.”
Despite rain in the morning, the weather is expected to play fair, with a brief shower scheduled for later this afternoon.
England 1 Phil Salt, 2 Will Jacks, 3 Zak Crawley (capt), 4 Ben Duckett, 5 Sam Hain, 6 Jamie Smith (wk), 7 Brydon Carse, 8 Rehan Ahmed, 9 Tom Hartley, 10 Luke Wood, 11 Matt Potts
Ireland 1 Paul Stirling (capt), 2 Andy Balbirnie, 3 Curtis Campher, 4 Harry Tector, 5 Lorcan Tucker (wk), 6 George Dockrell, 7 Mark Adair, 8 Theo van Woerkom, 9 Barry McCarthy, 10 Craig Young 11 Josh Little
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