Morgan's unavailability due to his IPL commitments means Taylor was handed an opportunity to lead England. © Getty Images

Morgan's unavailability due to his IPL commitments means Taylor was handed an opportunity to lead England. © Getty Images

James Taylor was named captain of a young England side that will play a lone One-Day International against Ireland in Malahide on May 8.

Eoin Morgan’s unavailability coupled with the absence of senior players, currently involved in a three-Test series in West Indies meant Taylor, who has played 17 ODIs since debuting in 2011, was handed the opportunity.

Morgan, who led the side at the World Cup, has been ruled out following a clearance from the England and Wales Cricket Board to continue playing for Sunrisers Hyderabad in the Indian Premier League, alongside Ravi Bopara.

Tim Bresnan, who hasn’t played for England since the World Twenty20 in 2014, Steven Finn and Alex Hales, who were a part of the World Cup squad, and Jonathan Bairstow and Jason Roy were the other capped players in an 11-member squad.

Zafar Ansari, the hard-hitting batsman, Sam Billings, the wicketkeeper, Lewis Gregory and James Vince, the allrounders, and David Willey, the stylish opener, earned their maiden national call-ups.

The England XI that is set to play the third and final Test against West Indies in Bridgetown, from Friday may be unavailable as they return only a day prior to the one-off fixture. However, members of the squad who won’t feature in the Test could link up with the new-look England squad in Malahide.

England squad: James Taylor (capt), Zafar Ansari, Jonny Bairstow (wk), Sam Billings (wk), Tim Bresnan, Steven Finn, Lewis Gregory, Alex Hales, Jason Roy, James Vince, David Willey.