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Taylor confirmed captain of understrength England
28 Apr 2015 14:02
James Taylor will captain an inexperienced England one-day side in Ireland next month, with five uncapped players named in the squad.
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With the Test team arriving back from the West Indies just one day before the 8 May fixture and World Cup skipper Eoin Morgan at the Indian Premier League, England have been forced into a bold selection.
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Taylor will lead the side in Dublin in just his 18th one-day international, while Zafar Ansari, Sam Billings, James Vince, Lewis Gregory and David Willey are all in with a chance of making their senior debuts.
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They have all been named in an 11-man squad that will be topped up with players who do not make the cut for the third Test in Barbados.
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Wicketkeeper Jonny Bairstow, currently in the Caribbean as cover for Jos Buttler, has already been included in the 50-over squad and could be joined in Ireland by the likes of Adil Rashid, Mark Wood and Liam Plunkett, should they fail to force their way into the Test side.
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Having disappointed so comprehensively at this year's World Cup, England hope to turn to these players to lead a push towards the 2019 tournament on home soil.
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