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Dubliner Eoin Morgan to captain England against Ireland next week

Cricket Ireland officials say next week’s clash at “Fortress Malahide” is on course to be a complete sell-out.

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EOIN MORGAN HAS been named England captain for their one-day international against Ireland in Malahide.

In the absence of regular captain Alistair Cook, Dublin’s Morgan leads a 14-man squad for the game at Malahide Cricket Club next Tuesday, 3 September.

The visitors include another former Irish international with Boyd Rankin, who made his Twenty20 debut for England earlier this year, named among the attack.

Although England have rested a lot of the stars of their Ashes win over Australia, the side features six players with Test experience including fast bowler Steve Finn and one-day specialist Ravi Bopara.

Cricket Ireland officials say that the game at the revamped “Fortress Malahide”, which has a capacity of 10,000, is on course to be a complete sell-out.

Remaining tickets are still available at www.cricketireland.ie and www.ticketmaster.ie.

England: Eoin Morgan (captain, Middlesex), Gary Ballance (Yorkshire), Ravi Bopara (Essex), Danny Briggs (Hampshire), Jos Buttler (Somerset), Michael Carberry (Hampshire), Steven Finn (Middlesex), Chris Jordan (Sussex), Jamie Overton (Somerset), Boyd Rankin (Warwickshire), Ben Stokes (Durham), James Taylor (Notts), James Tredwell (Kent), Luke Wright (Sussex).
Ireland: William Porterfield (captain, Warwickshire), George Dockrell (Somerset), Trent Johnston (YMCA), Ed Joyce (Sussex), John Mooney (North County), Tim Murtagh (Middlesex), Kevin O’Brien (Railway Union), Niall O’Brien (Leicestershire), Eddie Richardson (North County), Max Sorensen (The Hills), Paul Stirling (Middlesex), Andrew White (Instonians), Gary Wilson (Surrey).

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