Chris Woakes returns to national fold after March 2022

Having recovered from a broken left leg and dislocated ankle, Jonny Bairstow will be donning England colours for the first time since last August. He comes in at the expense of Ben Foakes in the 15-member squad for the solitary Test against Ireland. Also returning to the national fold is seamer Chris Woakes, for the first time since March 2022.

Pacer Jofra Archer has been sidelined from the rest of the summer after a flare-up of his stress fracture. Archer returned home midway through the ongoing Indian Premier League and recent scans revealed he has sustained a recurrence of a stress fracture to his right elbow. The pacer will now nurse his latest injury with the England and Sussex medical teams.

England Menโ€™s Test Squad: Ben Stokes (C), James Anderson, Jonathan Bairstow, Stuart Broad, Harry Brook, Zak Crawley, Ben Duckett, Dan Lawrence, Jack Leach, Ollie Pope, Matthew Potts, Ollie Robinson, Joe Root, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood

Broadcast Schedule

England v Ireland ODI series
ENG v IRE 2nd ODI, Trent Bridge
23rd September
Start time: 11:00 am BST
ENG v IRE 3rd ODI, County Ground, Bristol
26th September
Start time: 12:30 pm BST