England named their preliminary 15-man ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup Squad, leaving the door open for Jofra Archer and Chris Jordan to stake a claim.
England plays one more ODI series before the tournament kicks off on 30 May. They take on Pakistan in a five-match ODI series against Pakistan, which ends on 19 May before the ICC squad deadline on 23 May.
This gives both Archer and Jordan a chance to still prove their worth.
Commenting on the selection of the squads, national selector Ed Smith said: ‘In line with ICC regulations, we have to name a preliminary squad of 15 for the ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup before 23 April.
‘However, all 17 players named in the Royal London ODIs against Pakistan can stake a claim to be in the final 15-man squad, finalised at the end of that series.
‘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 T20I 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.
‘With regard to resting players, we are conscious of managing player workloads leading into such an important summer so that players are in the best possible condition for the World Cup. That was also a factor in the way we have selected these three squads.’
England preliminary 15-man 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)
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