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25-Apr-2017 11:11:00 GMT
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Wood call for Champions Trophy and SA ODIs

London: England have named Durham fast bowler Mark Wood in their 15-man squad for a one-day series against South Africa and the Champions Trophy.

Wood returns after missing the winter tour of India following ankle surgery, while Liam Plunkett, who has yet to play this season for Yorkshire after injuring his calf, is also included.

The Champions Trophy is being held in England and Wales from 1-18 June.

Northamptonshire's Ben Duckett is in a separate squad to face Ireland in May.

The 23-year-old batsman scored 2,706 runs in all forms of cricket last season and made a one-day double-hundred for the England Lions.

Middlesex fast bowler Steven Finn also makes the 14-man squad that will play two one-day internationals against Ireland on 5 and 7 May.

Wood is joined, among others, by Yorkshire all-rounder David Willey and Nottinghamshire bowler Jake Ball in both squads.

England all-rounder Ben Stokes, bowler Chris Woakes and wicket-keeper Jos Buttler, who are all playing in the Indian Premier League, will return for the three-match series against South Africa, starting on 24 May, before the Champions Trophy begins.

The hosts open the eight-team tournament on 1 June against Bangladesh and will also face Australia and New Zealand in Group A.

England have never won a 50-over international competition and have won just one global trophy - the World Twenty20 in 2010 - but reached the final of the 2013 Champions Trophy, where they lost to India by five runs at Edgbaston.

England squad for Champions Trophy and South Africa series: Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Jos Buttler, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes and Mark Wood

England squad for Ireland ODIs: Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jake Ball, Sam Billings, Ben Duckett, Steven Finn, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, David Willey and Mark Wood


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