England name ODI squad for series in West Indies

England National Cricket Selectors have named the following 14-man squad for the tour of the Caribbean, where they will contest a three-match One-Day International (ODI) series against West Indies starting in March in Antigua.

The squad remains unchanged from the side that finished the recent ODI series in India.

James Whitaker, National Selector, said: “There is a huge emphasis on white-ball cricket during the first half of 2017, as we continue our preparation ahead of this summer’s ICC Champions Trophy tournament in England.

“We felt it was important to keep faith with the squad that competed during the recent tour of India. The current group of players are making excellent progress under the captaincy of Eoin Morgan and head coach Trevor Bayliss and the tour of the Caribbean will enable the team to test themselves in different conditions against a competitive side in the West Indies.”

England will arrive in St. Kitts and Nevis on Wednesday 22 February before playing two warm-up matches at Warner Park on Saturday 25 February and Monday 27 February.

England ODI squad

Moeen Ali (Worcestershire)

Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire)

Jake Ball (Nottinghamshire)

Sam Billings (Kent)

Jos Buttler (Lancashire)

Liam Dawson (Hampshire)

Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) captain

Liam Plunkett (Yorkshire)

Adil Rashid (Yorkshire)

Joe Root (Yorkshire)

Jason Roy (Surrey)

Ben Stokes (Durham)

David Willey (Yorkshire)

Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)

England fixtures in West Indies

Warm-up match (50 overs): WICB President’s XI v England XI, Saturday 25 February, 2017, Warner Park, St. Kitts & Nevis (9.30am AST, 1.30pm GMT)

Warm-up match (50 overs): WICB President’s XI v England XI, Monday 27 February, 2017, Warner Park, St. Kitts & Nevis (9.30am AST, 1.30pm GMT)

First ODI: West Indies v England, Friday 3 March, 2017, Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua (9.30am AST, 1.30pm GMT)

Second ODI: West Indies v England, Sunday 5 March, 2017, Sir Vivian Richards Cricket Ground, Antigua (9.30am AST, 1.30pm GMT)

Third ODI: West Indies v England, Thursday 9 March, 2017, Kensington Oval, Barbados (9.30am AST, 1.30pm GMT).

(Taken from windiescricket.com)