James Vince, one of the crucial Hampshire players received the national call-up to play the third ODI against India at Headingley today. He did not play an ODI since October 2016 but replaced Dawid Malan in the ODI squad since Dawid Malan needs to play against India A in a four-day match for England Lions team.
Sam Curran also plays for England Lions and he was released from ODI squad for this purpose for the match at Worcester that began from 16th July. He was away from the ODI squad and did poor against Australia and New Zealand in winter. But he bounced back into form with his performances in the country cricket.
He scored 171 against Yorkshire in the Royal London ODI cup semi-final for Hampshire and he led his team to clinch the title against Kent in the county tournament. His average was 58 in that ODI and his county cricket average was 48.
He might not strengthen his position in the England final XI for the Headingley ODI, but this 27-year-old player feels that his ODI career is not over. He was dropped from the test cricket team for series against Pakistan due to his fitness woes and flaws in his techniques. However, he expects to play for the ODI squad with the bounce back in this ODI. Though he is not in the good form at the current situation, his selection proves that the white ball career still welcomes the likes of Sam Curran, who plays for Kent in the County cricket.
The England Lions team will be led by the Surrey captain Rory Burns, and Chris Woakes, Alistair Cook, and Dom Bess along with Sam Curran and David Malan will play a four-day match against India-A, to attain some practice for the upcoming test series against India.
Rory Burns( Captain,Surrey), Alistair Cook(Essex), N Gubbins(Middlesex), Sam Curran( Surrey), Dawid Malan(Middlesex), O Pope(wk, Surrey), Chris Woakes(Warwickshire), D Bess(Somerset), M Fisher(Yorkshire), J Leach(Somerset), and J Porter(Essex).