The batter will get an additional opportunity to press his claim before the World Cup thanks to England’s decision to include Harry Brook in their 50-over squad for their next match against New Zealand.
The 24-year-old Brook has been called up to provide batting cover for the four-match series, which will begin on Friday in Cardiff.
Both batters, Jonny Bairstow and Dawid Malan, have issues with their shoulders, and Dawid Malan’s wife is expecting their first child in the next few weeks.
Additionally, Brook has been included in a squad that will be led by Zak Crawley for the three matches that will follow against Ireland.
The England players that are participating in the World Cup will not play in the series against Ireland, which will conclude on September 26. This is nine days before England’s World Cup opener against New Zealand on October 5.
Sam Hain, who bats for Warwickshire, Jamie Smith, who bats for Surrey and keeps wickets, and George Scrimshaw, who bowls for Derbyshire, are all candidates for their first national caps.
The door is still open for Brook – When England named their one-day international team to play New Zealand last month, which also doubled as their tentative World Cup squad, Mott Brook was a shocking exclusion. However, the door is still open for him to play in the World Cup.
But after that, the Yorkshire batsman scored a century in The Hundred, as well as 48 not out and 67 in the first two T20 matches in the series against New Zealand, which ended on Tuesday.
The final World Cup squad that England will take with them must be submitted by the 28th of September.
The following players have been selected to represent England in their upcoming match against Ireland: Zak Crawley (Kent, captain), Rehan Ahmed (Leicestershire), Harry Brook (Yorkshire), Brydon Carse (Durham), Ben Duckett (Nottinghamshire, vice-captain), Sam Hain (Warwickshire), Will Jacks (Surrey), Craig Overton (Somerset), Matthew Potts (Durham), Phil Salt (L
Bairstow hit 73 runs off 41 balls in the fourth Twenty20 match against New Zealand on Tuesday, but he was unable to maintain wicket as scheduled due to soreness in his right shoulder.
Since then, he has been examined, and while the problem does not appear to be significant, England is taking precautions in light of the fact that the beginning of their defense of the World Cup is coming up in just over a month.
After receiving the call-up, Brook is in the running to go to India as one of three travelling reserves at the very worst. However, if he has a solid performance against New Zealand, he might be able to force his way into the complete squad.
On Tuesday, the head coach Matthew Mott stated that he was willing to give Brook another chance.
In an interview with BBC Sport, he stated, “The guys that are in that 15 have got the first crack at it.” However, “as we’ve said throughout, we’ll just monitor and see how players are going and make some fine-tuning if it’s necessary.”
Crawley, who has played 39 Tests but only three ODIs – all in a series against Pakistan in 2021 when a whole new squad was formed because of an epidemic of Covid-19, will captain England for the first time against Ireland, with his Test opening partner Ben Duckett serving as his deputy. Duckett has been Crawley’s opening partner in every one of his 39 Test appearances.
Due to scheduling conflicts with the later stages of the County Championship, Surrey’s Jamie Overton and Essex’s Sam Cook were unable to participate in the series. Surrey and Essex are now in first and second place, respectively, in Division One.
On August 16, England selected the following players to serve as its provisional World Cup squad: Jos Buttler (captain), Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Mark Wood, and Chris Woakes.