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England named ‘preliminary’ World Cup squad

England has named their 15-man squad for ICC World Cup 2019 which will be held in England and Wales. The squad has same set of players who played against West Indies earlier this year with Eoin Morgan as the captain. However, England will finalize their final 15-man World Cup squad after the five-match Royal London ODI Series against Pakistan, which starts on Sunday, May 19.

“In line with ICC regulations, we have to name a preliminary squad of 15 for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup before April 23. However, all 17 players named in the Royal London ODIs against Pakistan can stake a claim to be in the final 15-man squad, finalized at the end of that series,” said Ed Smith, the national selector.

Jofra Archer has been called up for ODI for the first time. Jofra along with Chris Jordan has been included in the 17-member squad for the five-match ODI series against Pakistan. Both the pacers can make it to the final World Cup squad depending on their performances against Pakistan.

“The selection panel has been impressed with Jofra Archer’s performances in domestic and franchise cricket. He is a very talented and exciting cricketer.

“Chris Jordan, a regular in IT20 squads over the past few years, has continued to develop as a cricketer – as we saw in the IT20s in the West Indies. He fully deserves his return to the ODI squad.

Preliminary Squad: Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Alex Hales, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, David Willey

Squad against Pakistan: Jonny Bairstow, Jason Roy, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (c), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Mark Wood, Alex Hales, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, David Willey, Jofra Archer, Chris Jordan

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