One name everyone was expecting to see in the England squad for the 2019 World Cup is that of pacer Jofra Archer, who recently became a British citizen. But, the Rajasthan Royals pacer was not picked in the provisional World Cup squad but has been included in the England squad to play Ireland and Pakistan in a bid to show his capabilities to the England selectors and make a case for himself.
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World Cup Team 2019 England Squad
Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood
Who all will feature in the England XI in the World Cup?
Openers: If there is one pair that can give the Indian openers a run for their money in ODIs, then it has to be England openers Jason Roy and Jonny Bairstow. They are all but certain to open the batting for England in the World Cup.
Number 3 and 4: At number 3 and 4, England has Joe Root and Eoin Morgan. The root is the one who plays the role of sheet anchor in this side while all the other batsmen are aggressors. Morgan has been very underrated in ODIs for a while now and will have a lot to do, both as a batsman and a captain to lead England to their first World Cup win.
All-rounders: England’s USP is that they can bat number 10 and in their playing XI, they have two quality all-rounders who bring a lot of balance to the side. Both Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali are capable of bowling 10 overs and scoring some crucial runs with the bat and are expected to play a huge role for England.
Wicketkeeper: Without a doubt, Jos Buttler is easily the best wicketkeeper-batsman in the World in ODIs as he is a consistent batsman who has the ability to finish off matches at will.
Spinners: Leg-spinner Adil Rashid is one of the best spinners in the world and is a definite starter for England in the World Cup.
Pacers: As per the initial squad, Chris Woakes, Liam Plunkett and Mark Wood will make it to the XI as the pacers. However, it is expected that Jofra Archer will be picked in the final squad and is likely to walk into the XI at the expense of Plunkett.
World cup Team 2019 England Probable Last 11
- Jason Roy
- Jonny Bairstow
- Joe Root
- Eoin Morgan
- Ben Stokes
- Jos Buttler
- Moeen Ali
- Chris Woakes
- Adil Rashid
- Liam Plunkett
- Mark Wood