England’s Saqib Mahmood will be leaving the Test setup after he was confirmed that he will join the Three Lions ODI squad ahead of the series against Ireland. He will join up with the now 25-man limited-overs group when the squad convenes in Southampton on Thursday (July 16).
The 22-year-old was named as one of nine reserves for the first Test against West Indies at The Ageas Bowl but he will have no further role to play in the series
Mahmood has played one ODI and three T20 internationals for England during his short international career. Injuries to Pat Brown and Chris Jordan – Jofra Archer, Mark Wood, and Chris Woakes are also with the Test squad – have already left the team short of established seamers.
The Eoin Morgan-led side will face Ireland in three day-night ODI matches in Southampton on July 30, and then August 1 and 4.
Further white-ball matches are scheduled for August and September in the form of three T20s against Pakistan, which follows the Test series between the two nations.
As with the separate red-ball squad, who have moved to Emirates Old Trafford for the second Test against West Indies, the squad will live, prepare and train on-site at The Ageas Bowl.
Intra-squad matches are scheduled for July 21 and 24, with a more condensed squad for the series to be named thereafter.