The attacking batter Zak Crawley has been appointed as the captain for the One-day international series against Ireland starting from 20th September 2023. This will be a great opportunity for Zak Crawley to lead the England side in the ODI series. He will open with Ben Duckett. England and Ireland will play 3 matches with the first one to be played at Headingley, Leeds on 20th September 2nd one at Trent Bridge, Nottingham on the 23rd and the final ODI match to be played at County Ground, Bristol on 26th September.
The batting looks strong with the likes of Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Phil Salt, Will Jacks, Harry Brook, and Will Jacks. Saim Hain, wicketkeeper Jamie Smith, and pacer Geroge Scrimshaw have been as uncapped for this One-day international series. Smith, Sam Hain, and Scrimshaw performed brilliantly in the domestic season.
The pace bowling department includes Craig Overton, Matthew Potts, Brydon Carse, Geroge Scrimshaw, and Luke Wood. Rehan Ahmed is the lone spinner included in the squad while Will Jacks is named as a part-time spinner. The key players like Jos Buttler, and Ben Stokes have been given a rest as they will be playing a 4-match ODI series against New Zealand starting on 8th September.
Zak Crawley’s performance in ODIs
Zak Crawley has played just 3 One-day internationals in his career so far. He made 97 runs from 3 matches including career best score of 58*. Crawley was included when major of England players got COVID and the team had to be changed.
Crawley would look to showcase his skills in One-day international cricket with some lovely performances while opening the innings and proving his worth. His ability to put the opponent bowlers under pressure with his attacking style makes him a tough batter to bowl at.
England ODI squad
Zak Crawley (C), Ben Duckett, Harry Brook, Will Jacks, Sam Hain, Craig Overton, Phil Salt, Matthew Potts, George Scrimshaw, Jamie Smith (WK), Luke Wood, Rehan Ahmed, Brydon Carse.
Schedule of The series
- Eng vs Ire (20th September)- Headingly, Leeds
- Eng vs Ire (23rd September)- Trent Bridge, Nottingham
- Eng vs Ire (26th September)- County Ground, Bristol.