Archer debut confirmed as England bowl against Ireland

2019-05-03 14:34
 Jofra Archer
Jofra Archer (Getty Images)

Dublin - Jofra Archer was given an early chance to impress on his England debut on Friday after captain Eoin Morgan won the toss and elected to field in a one-day international away to Ireland at Malahide in Dublin.

Barbados-born fast bowler Archer was one of three ODI debutants in England's side, along with batsman Dawid Malan and wicket-keeper Ben Foakes, both of whom have already played Test cricket.

Ireland too included three debutants in Josh Little, Lorcan Tucker and Mark Adair.

Dublin-born batsman Morgan was back on familiar territory, having played junior cricket at Malahide.

A wet outfield delayed the scheduled start in this one-off match by two hours and reduced the match to 45 overs per side from the standard 50.

Sussex paceman Archer, 24, was called into a senior England squad for the first time last month after qualifying on residency grounds.

He was not included in the tournament hosts' 15-man provisional squad for the World Cup, which starts later this month.

But Archer can stake a claim by impressing for world number one team England in Friday's one-off game against Ireland and upcoming series at home to Pakistan before the World Cup squad is finalised on May 23.



William Porterfield (captain), Paul Stirling, Andy Balbirnie, Kevin O'Brien, Lorcan Tucker, Gary Wilson (wkt), Mark Adair, George Dockrell, Tim Murtagh, Boyd Rankin, Josh Little


James Vince, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (captain), Joe Denly, Ben Foakes (wkt), David Willey, Tom Curran, Adil Rashid, Liam Plunkett, Jofra Archer

Umpires: Kumar Dharmasena (SRI), Paul Reynolds (IRL)

TV Umpire: Aleem Dar (PAK)

Match referee: Richie Richardson (WIS)

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