Joe Root, a former captain of the English Test team, was voluntarily included in the England team for the Headingley first ODI against Ireland.
Joe Root, a former England Test captain, was voluntarily included in the team for England’s inaugural ODI match against Ireland at Headingley. For the three-match ODI series, England’s first roster did not contain a single member of their tentative ODI World Cup team. The sole exception was Harry Brook, who played in the ODI series but was benched after being added to the team to replace Jason Roy. Before the ODI World Cup begins on October 5, Root will try to gain some momentum.
He has only batted 16 times in ODI matches overall since England’s World Cup victory in 2019.
Root “asked to be involved” in Wednesday’s opening ODI, according to Luke Wright, England’s national selection.
He is settling into the rhythm of 50-over cricket, just like a lot of other people. Naturally, we don’t play it [often] here, but a lot of those lads, especially someone like Joe, haven’t played a lot of 50-over cricket,” Wright added, as cited by news sources.
He merely requested a little more time. It’s wonderful that someone still has the drive to want to achieve more and more. The fact that he still wants to tweak and do more when something doesn’t feel quite right demonstrates where he is with his game and what makes him such a top-tier talent. He just wanted another shot, despite the fact that we likely believed he needed a rest as well, Wright continued.
Wright continued by saying that Roy, who has back spasms, might play in both the second and third ODIs against Ireland.
Jason still has the opportunity to participate, since we’ve offered him that choice, according to Wright. We’ve left that up to Jason because he wasn’t anticipated to be in that Ireland squad and the news that he wouldn’t be attending the World Cup came as a bit of a hammer blow. That one will be addressed during the coming days.
On Wednesday at Headingley, England and Ireland will play the first One-Day International.
England squad vs Ireland: Zak Crawley (c), Ben Duckett (vc), Rehan Ahmed, Joe Root (first ODI only), Brydon Carse, Sam Hain, Will Jacks, Craig Overton, Matthew Potts, Phil Salt, George Scrimshaw, Jamie Smith, Luke Wood.