Craig Young starts his comeback from injury at Fenners today when he is expected to line out in the Ireland Wolves side in the warm-up game for Bangladesh ahead of next week’s World Cup Super League series against Ireland.

The final three games, which will determine if Ireland gain automatic entry to this year’s World Cup in India, take place in Chelmsford so Cricket Ireland agreed to send a Wolves side to England – the Cambridge University ground – to give them a 50-over match preparation.

If Young comes through the game successfully the North West Warriors and North Down opening bowler is in line to play his first ODI since he won his 100th cap in the three-match series against New Zealand last July.

The other Warriors player and only North West-based member of the 13-man Wolves squad was to be Brigade’s Scott Macbeth, but he was a late withdrawal through illness .

The side will be captained by PJ Moor, one of eight full internationals, while Young’s club-mate Tom Mayes, who was unused on the Bangladesh and Sri Lanka tour is also included.

The performances of the opposition players, however, will be monitored just as closely this time with Ireland needing to win all three games next week – the first game is on Tuesday – to avoid going to the World Cup qualifying tournament in Zimbabwe next month.