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Jofra Archer expected to make England debut against Ireland
Jofra Archer's England Journey Begins

Jofra Archer expected to make England debut against Ireland

Jofra Archer will finally make his England debut when England face Ireland in one-off ODI in Malahide on Friday.

The Barbados-born all-rounder was called into a senior England squad for the first time last month after qualifying on residency grounds.

He was not included in England's 15-man preliminary squad for the World Cup.

But the 24-year-old can stake a claim by impressing for England in their game against Ireland and upcoming home series against Pakistan before the World Cup squad is finalised on May 23.

Dawid Malan and Ben Foakes, who replaced injured Sam Billings, are also set to make their ODI debuts against Ireland.

Eoin Morgan told Sky Sports: "Archer obviously brings a lot of excitement, along with skill level. He's been around for the last few years. I've played against him and he's bowled extremely well when I've played against him.

"He was delighted (when he was told). I think his mum and dad are over. Debuts are all about celebrating what's gone before and recognising the start of a new journey and for Jofra it's obviously very exciting."

Archer has impressed in the IPL this season for the Rajasthan Royals, where his teammates included Ben Stokes and former Australia captain Steve Smith.

He completed a three-year qualification period in March after the ECB changed its residency rules.

Under the previous system, Archer would not have been eligible until 2022 after a seven-year residency.