On Tuesday, England announced a 14-member team for the ODI series against Netherlands. It will be played in Amstelveen from June 17 to 17.
The series of three matches will be played between England’s second Test against New Zealand and the third Test against England. This means that players in the Test squad are not eligible for selection.
England’s squad included the uncapped left-arm pace duo Luke Wood and David Payne, which will also be part of the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Super League.
England is currently at No 2 on the CWCSL Table, just behind Bangladesh, with 95 points from 15 matches. The Netherlands currently sit at the bottom of the CWCSL table, but they have the opportunity to improve their position during the ongoing series against West Indies.
Matthew Mott is the new England Men’s white-ball coach and expressed his excitement at working with the team in this first series. This is also England’s maiden international series against the Netherlands.
“I’m excited to be leading a strong squad in my first series of coaching. With a mixture of youth and years, we have a lot of depth. Mott said, “We want to keep playing in an expressive style and let players show off their skills and firepower.”
“Luke Wood is worthy of his call-up. He has been consistent in his support of Lancashire for the past 12 months, and we have been watching his development. He will be a great player if given the chance.
This is a historic match for the sport, and it marks the first ever time England Men have played The Netherlands during an ODI series. “We can’t wait for us to go over to Amsterdam and put up a show to the thousands of people who are there to support our team,” he said.
Eoin Morgan, their regular white-ball skipper, will lead the side. Mott has already set his sights on the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023, which will be held in India next year.
“The ODI team has had few opportunities and last played July,” he stated.
“But, with only 18 months to the next ICC50 over World Cup, India, our preparations will start ramping-up with nine matches in the summer, and a busy winter against strong enemies,” he said.
England will be hoping to jumpfrog Bangladesh to top the CWCSL Table table. But, they will have to sweep Netherlands 3-1 if they want to do that.
Squad: Eoin Moeen Ali (c), Jos Buttler. Brydon Carse. Sam Curran. Liam Livingstone. Dawidmalan. Adil Rashid. Jason Roy. Phil Salt. Reece Topley. David Willey. Luke Wood.