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Eoin Morgan

Eoin Morgan will assume captaincy responsibilities for England in his native Ireland in the absence of Alastair Cook, who is rested

The England selectors today announced the one-day international squad to play Ireland in Dublin on Thursday August 25 with Eoin Morgan named captain of a 13-man England squad.

Morgan, who is England's Twenty20 vice-captain, will lead an England team for the first time as a number of players currently involved in the npower Test series against India are rested ahead of the NatWest Series.

The England squad includes several players yet to make their international debut, including Leicestershire's James Taylor, Yorkshire's Jonathan Bairstow and Durham's Ben Stokes and Scott Borthwick, all having recently featured in England Lions' ODI series win over Sri Lanka A.

England national selector Geoff Miller said: "The squad we're looking to take to Ireland involves a number of exciting young England players as we rest several players currently involved in the npower Test series against India.

"By resting several players that have played international cricket since the start of the summer, the opportunity has arisen for a number of talented up-and-coming players to continue their development on the international stage.

“We know from previous encounters that Ireland are a tough ODI outfit and we'll be fielding a very strong England side that will need to play well.

"We're also presented with the opportunity to provide Eoin Morgan with further leadership experience and I know he is very much looking forward to assuming the captaincy and developing his leadership credentials while in charge of a young England squad.

"Jonathan Trott has made continued improvement from his shoulder injury and will be available for selection."

England team director Andy Flower will be rested from the Ireland match before rejoining the England squad ahead of the NatWest International T20 fixture against India on August 31.

England assistant coach Richard Halsall will stand in as team director for the Ireland match in Flower's absence.

England ODI squad v Ireland

Eoin Morgan (captain, Middlesex)
Jonathan Bairstow (Yorkshire)
Ravi Bopara (Essex)
Scott Borthwick (Durham)
Jade Dernbach (Surrey)
Steven Finn (Middlesex)
Craig Kieswetter (Somerset)
Graham Onions (Durham)
Samit Patel (Nottinghamshire)
Ben Stokes (Durham)
James Taylor (Leicestershire)
Jonathan Trott (Warwickshire)
Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)