Jofra Archer set to make England ODI debut against Ireland as he looks to stake a claim for World Cup place

2 May

Jofra Archer is one of three players set to make their England one-day international debuts on Friday.

England face Ireland in Malahide as preparations for this summer’s World Cup step up.

Jofra Archer is set to make his debut for England
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England captain Eoin Morgan confirmed that Archer, along with Dawid Malan and Ben Foakes, would play their first ODI.

The Barbados-born fast bowler, who has an English father and a British passport, has completed his three-year qualification period, meaning this is the first match he is eligible for.

The 23-year-old has the opportunity to stake a claim for a World Cup place but was not selected for the preliminary 15-man squad.

Eoin Morgan named the starting team

Morgan said: “He is exciting. I’ve played against him for quite a while now and everyone in this room has probably seen what he has done around the world in T20 franchise cricket.

“The attributes and skills he has shown there are good enough to play international cricket, it’s how he deals  with the pressures that come with it and how he performs.

“I’m looking forward to him making his debut, and Ben and Dawid as well.”

Foakes was called up late following Sam Billings’ shoulder injury, while Alex Hales was initially part of the squad for the trip to Ireland but was removed following his ban for recreational drug use.

Ben Duckett and Chris Jordan are the two players to miss out but are likely to get a chance in the T20 match against Pakistan on Sunday.