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England ODI squad has Big Bash flavour

16 August 2016
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Steve Finn sidelined with injury as five players with Big Bash League experience have been selected in England's one-day squad to face Pakistan

England have unveiled their latest one-day international squad, with a distinctly Big Bash League flavour.

Five players with Big Bash experience, including captain Eoin Morgan, feature in England's team to play against Pakistan in a five-match ODI series.

However, the squad does not include fast bowler Steve Finn, who has been ruled out for a month with a left hamstring tear picked up during England's defeat to Pakistan in the fourth Test at The Oval.

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While Finn remains hopeful of a return with Middlesex in September, England's one-day squad includes a number of players returning to international action after varying recent injury worries.

Durham pair Ben Stokes and Mark Wood have been included after recovering well from injury. Stokes – who spent a season with the Melbourne Renegades – has recovered from a torn calf muscle, while Wood returns to the national set-up after two ankle operations.

Wicketkeeper Jos Buttler fractured thumb playing for Lancashire on July 8 and skipper Eoin Morgan had chipped a bone in his little finger during a domestic one-day match later that month.

Hampshire allrounder Liam Dawson is the only player uncapped in the squad and gets the call-up to the 50-over squad after his impressive T20 international debut against Sri Lanka last month.

Morgan, who has previously played with the Sydney Thunder, has been targeted for a return to the defending BBL champs this year.

Pakistan has recalled fast bowler Umar Gul for its ODI series against England and Ireland as seven players from the previous one-day squad have been left out by new selector Inzanam-ul-Haq.

The 32-year-old Gul last played a one-day international against Bangladesh in 2015. He went to New Zealand in January where he played only in the Twenty20 format.

Pakistan is scheduled to play two ODIs in Ireland on August 18 and 20 in Dublin, before a five-match ODI series against England, starting in Southampton on August 24.

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Other Big Bash stars include Alex Hales, who has had stints with the Hobart Hurricanes and Adelaide Strikers, Adil Rashid, who was the second-leading wicket-taker for the Strikers last summer, and Perth Scorchers allrounder David Willey.

England one-day squad:  Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Liam Dawson, Chris Jordan, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

Pakistan one-day squad: Azhar Ali (capt), Sharjeel Khan, Sami Aslam, Mohammad Hafeez, Babar Azam, Shoaib Malik, Sarfraz Ahmad, Mohammad Rizwan, Mohammad Amir, Wahab Riaz, Hasan Ali, Umar Gul, Imad Wasim, Yasir Shah, Mohammad Nawaz.

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