BOLTON spinner Matt Parkinson has been included in England’s 24-strong behind-closed-doors training group which will go into camp at the Ageas Bowl later this month to prepare for three one-day internationals against Ireland.

The 23-year-old – with the international set-up for the tours of New Zealand, South Africa and Sri Lanka – was part of a 30-man party for the Test series against the West Indies but was not named in the final squad or the reserve group.

Just eight members of England’s World Cup-winning squad have been included for the series against Ireland, which will take place between July 30 and August 4 behind closed doors at the Ageas Bowl.

With Test assignments against the West Indies and Pakistan taking place either side of that window, Ben Stokes, Joe Root, Jofra Archer, Jos Buttler, Mark Wood and Chris Woakes are among the notable absentees from the ODI set-up.

Batsmen Laurie Evans, Sam Hain and Phil Salt and bowlers Henry Brookes, Brydon Carse, Richard Gleeson and Tom Helm are uncapped at international level. All-rounders Liam Livingstone and Lewis Gregory have played T20s for England.

National selector Ed Smith’s desire to have an overflow of talent able to be called upon at a moment’s notice is the driving force behind an expanded pool of inexperienced players.

He said: “What we had before the 2019 World Cup was a situation where he had more players who we wanted to pick than we wanted to put in the squad and that’s what you want.

“That’s something we’re always working on, we want to give players those experiences who are on the rise so that they arrive ready to put pressure on the incumbent. You want to create oversupply and those headaches.

“You’re trying to win now – and that’s very important, you need to win now – but also win and select in such a way that gives you the best chance of winning in the future.”

Experienced pair Jonny Bairstow and Moeen Ali will take their spots in the group, as expected, after being the headline names cut from the Test series squad recently.

Lancashire’s Saqib Mahmood is in both red and white-ball groups, providing injury cover for Olly Stone, but it is thought the seamer will move into the limited-overs bubble when they congregate at Southampton next Thursday.

The group will live, prepare and train on-site in an identical manner to what their Test counterparts have done, while intra-squad matches will be held on July 21 and 24 and a final squad, plus reserves, revealed later.