Four members of England’s West Indies tour party have been made available to Yorkshire to make their first appearances of the season in the LV= County Championship against Hampshire at Headingley on Sunday.
Adam Lyth, Jonny Bairstow, Adil Rashid and Liam Plunkett have all missed the first three games of Yorkshire’s title defence, and Bairstow and Rashid have both been included in the England squad for the Royal London One-Day International against Ireland in Dublin on Friday.
But they are among seven members of the squad that toured the West Indies to return for their counties this weekend.
Moeen Ali has been made available to make his second appearance of the season for Worcestershire in their Division One derby against Warwickshire which starts on Saturday at Edgbaston.
Mark Wood, who is another member of the Dublin squad, is clear to play in Durham’s home game against Nottinghamshire, and James Tredwell will rejoin Kent ahead of their Division Two match at home to Glamorgan.
Jonathan Trott has been left to discuss his plans for the rest of the summer with Warwickshire following his retirement from international cricket, and the remaining nine members of the West Indies squad – Alastair Cook, James Anderson, Gary Ballance, Ian Bell, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Chris Jordan, Joe Root and Ben Stokes – have been made unavailable for the next round of Championship matches.
The England management have also requested that any player selected in the squad for the first Investec Test against New Zealand at Lord’s, which starts on May 21, is not selected for the opening round of NatWest T20 Blast matches on May 15, with the Test squad expected to be named on May 14.
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