Payne and Wood called up for ODI debut as England stay with set-up squad

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England resisted the temptation to experiment substantially in their first-team white ball under new manager Matthew Mott, with left-arm tailors David Payne and Luke Wood the only uncapped players included.

Eoin Morgan, who has a groin problem, has been deemed fit to lead a 14-man Netherlands side next month between the second and third Tests against New Zealand, meaning Ben Stokes, Joe Root and Jonny Bairstow are unavailable.

There are also a number of injured bowlers, such as Jofra Archer and Mark Wood, but Sam Curran is available again after recovering sufficiently from his back stress fracture.

The bat is set, meaning there is no room for Joe Clarke, the Nottinghamshire batter who was supposed to be in contention for a first call-up.

Clarke was vetted by new chief executive Rob Key when he was appointed last month, but would be a highly controversial selection given his involvement in a vulgar WhatsApp group recording sexual conquests which was revealed in court when his former teammate of Worcestershire Alex Hepburn was jailed for rape in 2019.

In an interview with the Telegraph last week, Clarke expressed his “embarrassment and shame” about it but, given that there is no room in the team for Sam Billings, Tom Banton or Ben Duckett, who are all capped, Clarke would seem a bit far off from a call-up on a purely cricketing level, even before his wider eligibility is clarified.

The batting has a familiar feel, with Phil Salt taking Bairstow’s place alongside Jason Roy at the top of the order, while Dawid Malan will hit No. 3 and Liam Livingstone will take a place in the middle order. Regulars Morgan, Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali will form the stick, before Curran offers a full option.

With Lancashire’s Wood called up for the first time and Payne looking for a start having been on previous teams, there are five left-arm seamstresses in the team (Curran, David Willey and Reece Topley are the others).

Brydon Carse is also nominated, but there is no room for Matt Parkinson, with Adil Rashid being the only wrist turner.

“I’m very happy to be coaching a strong team for my first streak in charge,” Mott said. “We have huge depth with a mix of youth and experience. We want to keep playing in an expressive style and let our players show their skills and firepower.

“Luke Wood deserves his call-up. He’s been consistent for Lancashire over the last 12 months and we’ve been following his progress. If he’s given the chance to play, I’m sure he’ll make the most of his opportunity.

“It’s a historic occasion for the sport and the first time the men of England have faced the Netherlands in an ODI series. We can’t wait to get to Amsterdam and put on a show for the thousands of fans who travel to support the team.

“The ODI squad have had limited opportunities and last played in July. However, with the upcoming ICC 50-over World Cup in India around 18 months away, our preparation will start to ramp up with nine matches over the summer and a busy winter ahead against strong opponents.”

Full England squad:

Eoin Morgan (Middlesex), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Jos Buttler (Lancashire), Brydon Carse (Durham), Sam Curran (Surrey), Liam Livingstone (Lancashire), Dawid Malan (Yorkshire), David Payne (Gloucestershire), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), Phil Salt (Lancashire), Reece Topley (Surrey), David Willey (Yorkshire), Luke Wood (Lancashire)

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