Zak Crawley is the captain for the Ireland ODI series as ECB names a second string side. However, Harry Brook who is not part of the World Cup provisional squad has made a comeback in the New Zealand and Ireland series.
Zak Crawley to Captain the English team
The captain and Head coach said that if Harry Brook performs well, there are lot of time to change things. Therefore, the youngster got the opportunity in the New Zealand series and Ireland series as well. He impressed the selectors of the England Board by performing well in The Hundred and the T20Is against New Zealand. The management might have an eye on his performance in the Ireland Series.
If Harry Brook makes it to the squad by performing, any one of Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, and Dawid Malan. May have to give up their spot for Harry Brook. Liam Livingstone’s wonderful 96 not-out knock has made sure he will be playing in the World Cup. Furthermore, the spin bowling option Liam Livingstone offers is an advantage for the team. The pressure is on Jason Roy and Dawid Malan who have not done well in the Asian conditions.
England squad to play Ireland: Rehan Ahmed, Harry Brook, Brydon Carse, Zak Crawley (captain), Ben Duckett (vice-captain), Sam Hain, Will Jacks, Craig Overton, Matthew Potts, Phil Salt, George Scrimshaw, Jamie Smith, Luke Wood