Worcestershire all-rounder Moeen Ali has been named in England’s 15-man preliminary squad for the ICC World Cup which gets underway at the end of next month.

The preliminary World Cup squad is unchanged from the winter series against West Indies.

Moeen – the County’s official Vitality Blast captain – is also part of an extended 17 strong squad chosen for the Royal London ODI Series versus Pakistan.

This five game series takes place ahead of the World Cup and England will finalise their World Cup squad when it ends on Sunday, May 19.

Players selected in the squads, who are currently playing in the Indian Premier League, will return to England on or before April 26.

Moeen is currently playing for Royal Challengers Bangalore.

The selectors, in consultation with the England management team, have rested Moeen, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler and Ben Stokes for the one-off ODI against Ireland in Malahide and the NatWest IT20 against Pakistan.

England preliminary 15-man ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Squad

Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) Captain

Moeen Ali (Worcestershire)

Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire)

Jos Buttler (Lancashire)

Tom Curran (Surrey)

Joe Denly (Kent)

Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire)

Liam Plunkett (Surrey)

Adil Rashid (Yorkshire)

Joe Root (Yorkshire)

Jason Roy (Surrey)

Ben Stokes (Durham)

David Willey (Yorkshire)

Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)

Mark Wood (Durham)

England 17-man squad versus Pakistan ODIs

Eoin Morgan (Middlesex) Captain

Moeen Ali (Worcestershire)

Jofra Archer (Sussex)

Jonny Bairstow (Yorkshire)

Jos Buttler (Lancashire)

Tom Curran (Surrey)

Joe Denly (Kent)

Chris Jordan (Sussex)

Alex Hales (Nottinghamshire)

Liam Plunkett (Surrey)

Adil Rashid (Yorkshire)

Joe Root (Yorkshire)

Jason Roy (Surrey)

Ben Stokes (Durham)

David Willey (Yorkshire)

Chris Woakes (Warwickshire)

Mark Wood (Durham)

England’s Forthcoming Fixtures:

ODI – May 3
Ireland v England
Malahide, Dublin
10:45am (BST)

NatWest IT20 – May 5
England v Pakistan
Sophia Gardens, Cardiff
2:30pm (BST)

Royal London 1st ODI – May 8
England v Pakistan
The Kia Oval, London
1:00pm (BST)

Royal London 2nd ODI – May 11
England v Pakistan
The Ageas Bowl, Southampton
11:00am (BST)

Royal London 3rd ODI – May 14
England v Pakistan
Bristol County Ground, Bristol
1:00pm (BST)

Royal London 4th ODI – May 17
England v Pakistan
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
1:00pm (BST)

Royal London 5th ODI – May 19
England v Pakistan
Emerald Headingley, Leeds
11:00am (BST)

England’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Warm-Up Fixtures:

May 25
England v Australia
Hampshire Bowl, Southampton
10:30am (BST)

May 27
England v Afghanistan
The Oval, London
10:30am (BST)

England’s ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Fixtures:

Match 1 – May 30
England v South Africa
The Oval, London
10:30am (BST)

Match 2 – June 3
England v Pakistan
Trent Bridge, Nottingham
10:30am (BST)

Match 3 – June 8
England v Bangladesh
Cardiff Wales Stadium, Cardiff
10:30am (BST)

Match 4 – June 14
England v West Indies
Hampshire Bowl, Southampton
10:30am (BST)

Match 5 – June 18
England v Afghanistan
Old Trafford, Manchester
10:30am (BST)

Match 6 – June 21
England v Sri Lanka
Headingley, Leeds
10:30am (BST)

Match 7 – June 25
England v Australia
Lord’s, London
10:30am (BST)

Match 8 – June 30
England v India
Edgbaston, Birmingham
10:30am (BST)

Match 9 – July 3
England v New Zealand
The Riverside Durham, Chester-le-Street
10:30am (BST)

Semi Finals – July 9 and 11