Joe Root has been made available to play for Yorkshire Vikings against Northamptonshire Steelbacks on Thursday 7th June at Emerald Headingley.

Test Captain Root will join up with Yorkshire this week before joining up with England’s one-day squad. Jonny Bairstow will take a break before switching to one-day mode with England.

Ahead of this fixture, Yorkshire Vikings take on Lancashire Lightning on Tuesday at Emerald Old Trafford. A victory in this game will see the Vikings climb above the holders Notts Outlaws and Derbyshire Falcons into third ahead of the last round of matches in the North Group on Thursday.

Other players from England’s Test squad available for Royal London One-Day Cup fixtures this week are Mark Wood (Durham), Keaton Jennings (Lancashire), Dawid Malan (Middlesex) and Sam Curran (Surrey) – and Malan has also been made available to play for Middlesex in their Specsavers County Championship match against Leicestershire starting on June 20.

Remaining fixtures in Royal London One Day Cup

Tuesday, North Group: Lancashire v Yorkshire Vikings
Wednesday, South Group: Essex Eagles v Kent Spitfires, Gloucestershire v Middlesex, Hampshire v Somerset (live on Sky Cricket), Surrey v Glamorgan.

Thursday, North Group: Leicestershire Foxes v Durham, Notts Outlaws v Derbyshire Falcons, Warwickshire v Worcestershire Rapids (live on Sky Cricket), Yorkshire Vikings v Northamptonshire Steelbacks.

June 14, Play-Offs: Second in North Group v Third in South Group, Second in South Group v Third in North Group.

June 17, 18, Semi Finals: North Group winner v Play-Off winner TBC; South Group winner v Play-Off winner TBC*

June 30, Final (Lord’s).

England Player Availability

Alastair Cook (Essex), Keaton Jennings (Lancashire), Dominic Bess (Somerset) and Sam Curran (Surrey) – available for all cricket.

Mark Wood (Durham), Jason Roy, Tom Curran (both Surrey),

Eoin Morgan, Dawid Malan (both Middlesex), Alex Hales (Notts Outlaws), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire Rapids), Liam Plunkett,

Adil Rashid, David Willey (all Yorkshire) – available for remaining Royal London One-Day Cup fixtures before joining England’s one-day squad.

Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire) and Jos Buttler (Lancashire) – unavailable for this week’s Royal London matches before joining England’s one-day squad.

Dawid Malan (Middlesex) – available for Specsavers County Championship match at Leicester starting June 20.

Jimmy Anderson (Lancashire) and Stuart Broad (Nottinghamshire) – availability TBC

Ben Stokes (Durham) and Chris Woakes (Warwickshire) – injured.


Tickets for Thursday’s Royal London One-Day Cup fixture against Northamptonshire Steelbacks (2pm start) are available to purchase here, on the gates or from the Ticket Office.

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