England call up former EP fast bowler Brydon Carse

File image: Brydon Carse.

Former Eastern Province fast bowler Brydon Carse has been named in England’s squad for this month’s ODI series against Pakistan.

Carse last represented Eastern Province in 2014 before pursuing a career in the United Kingdom.

He has been in solid form for Durham at county level this year – and is one of nine players uncapped at ODI level in England’s new-look 18-man squad.

England’s squad has been revamped, after several members tested positive for the coronavirus.

“It’s a great opportunity to play on the biggest stage, and for most of the players selected it’s not necessarily something they would have been expecting 24 hours ago,” said managing director of England men’s cricket Ashley Giles.

“It’s an exciting group of players, with some young talent and some players who have impressed at domestic level over a long period of time.

“We’re in unprecedented territory, in terms of replacing an entire squad and management team, and I’m very proud of how everyone has come together in order to get it done – both those within the ECB and from the county game.

Stokes to captain Carse

All-rounder Ben Stokes has been named captain in the absence of batsman Joe Root.

Ben hasn’t captained our ODI side before, so it’s a huge honour for him. We all wish him well and it’s a role I’m sure he’ll thrive in,” added Giles.

England squad

  • Ben Stokes (Durham, captain)
  • Jake Ball (Nottinghamshire)
  • Danny Briggs (Warwickshire)
  • Brydon Carse (Durham)
  • Zak Crawley (Kent)
  • Ben Duckett (Nottinghamshire)
  • Lewis Gregory (Somerset)
  • Tom Helm (Middlesex)
  • Will Jacks (Surrey)
  • Dan Lawrence (Essex)
  • Saqib Mahmood (Lancashire)
  • Dawid Malan (Yorkshire)
  • Craig Overton (Somerset)
  • Matt Parkinson (Lancashire)
  • David Payne (Gloucestershire)
  • Phil Salt (Sussex)
  • John Simpson (Middlesex)
  • James Vince (Hampshire)

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