England captain Morgan ready for 'young and hungry' Australia in ODI series

England captain Morgan ready for 'young and hungry' Australia in ODI series

Meanwhile, Tymal Mills, the England worldwide, and Sam Curran, the Surrey allrounder, also have been added to the squad, making it a 14-member roster.

England limited-overs captain Eoin Morgan expects a "young and hungry" Australia will be "galvanised" by the ball-tampering scandal that rocked world cricket when the old rivals meet in a one-day worldwide series next month.

"I have a small fracture in the ring finger of my right hand", Morgan told Press Association Sport.

Updated ICC World XI squad: Shahid Afridi (C), Dinesh Karthik, Mitchell McClenaghan, Thisara Perera, Rashid Khan, Luke Ronchi, Shoaib Malik, Tamim Iqbal, Sandeep Lamichhane, Adil Rashid, Mohammed Shami, Sam Billings, Sam Curran, Tymal Mills.

Morgan was forced to withdraw from Thursday's Hurricane Relief Twenty20 Challenge with the injury, but it will not hamper his England commitments.

Wicketkeeper Jos Buttler will be rested against Scotland, with Sam Billings replacing him in the 13-man squad.

'Murdered' Russian journalist Arkady Babchenko is alive
On Tuesday, Ukrainian officials said Babchenko had been shot dead and that his wife had found him in a pool of blood. Kadyrov is also suspected by Russian opposition figures of being behind a number of killings of Kremlin critics.

Limited-overs specialist Alex Hales and Adil Rashid have been selected in the two squads alongside all-rounder Moeen Ali, who was dropped from England's test side during the tour to New Zealand in March.

"I think they will be ready, and with one eye on the World Cup they will come with a strong performance", said Morgan, speaking at an event to mark one year until the start of Cricket World Cup 2019.

All proceeds from the Lord's match will be used to redevelop the stadia in the Caribbean, which were damaged due to hurricanes previous year.

Tomorrow's match will raise funds to fix stadia in the Caribbean damaged by the passage of Hurricanes Irma and Maria last September.

"It is not a bad crack but it is bad enough to keep him out of tomorrow's Middlesex game and the World XI game", Andy Flower, standing in as England's director of cricket as Andrew Strauss takes a family break, said.

The Scotland clash is followed by five ODIs against Australia next month. Shahid Afridi is all set to lead ICC World XI, certainly a huge honour for the retired cricketer.

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