The all-rounder Jofra Archer has made his eagerly awaited entry into the English World Cup team, as the national selection on Tuesday, 21 May, the last contingent with 15 players for the marquee tournament set.
Archer had been excluded from the temporary 15-man squad that was appointed last month to meet the ICC’s first deadline. However, he was in both the Ireland series and against Pakistan to prove himself before the tournament.
Archer’s inclusion took place alongside those of all-rounder Liam Dawson and top-notch hitter James Vince. The trio replaced David Willey, Joe Denly and Alex Hales.
Although Archer has only completed four international caps since qualifying for England in March, he is so highly regarded for his temperament and talent that England chose his talent over the more seasoned Willey.
The leftist navigator has been a constant performer for England in the past. But after a mixed series at best against Pakistan, his achievements simply were not enough to set him apart from the intense current competition.
Archer, on the other hand, gave a wonderful audition of his qualifications as a white ball as he impressed in the rain-damaged first ODI against Pakistan in The Oval with his four-over spell.
Archer’s short but promising career in England has led outgoing coach Trevor Bayliss, who will retire after the ashes, to say, “I’ve never seen [Archer] live, but he’s certainly lived up to expectations. He has one good control, a good pace and can bowl in all three phases of the game.
“It was a hectic last six months, but the boys made it and I think they’re good at it. For every team, knockout cricket is the time of greatest pressure. Our first job is to get through and work for to qualify for the semifinals. ” Achieve a semi-final and everything is possible. “
Meanwhile, Dawson has suffered an injury setback to regain his place. The all-rounder has not come to England since October last year, when a side load during the Sri Lanka tour put him out of service. His exit paved the way for Denly, who had the opportunity to claim his claim in both the Irish and Pakistani series.
But he went without a goal, after he had played only six overs in three games against Pakistan and completed a total of 17 runs. In the meantime, Dawson hit back with 18 wickets and 271 runs in nine one-day-cup games for Hampshire, which put him back in favor.
Vince benefited from solid performances against Pakistan as well as the absence of Alex Hales, who was pulled out of the squad due to problems outside the field. In late April, Vince slammed a stunning 154 ball 190 for Hampshire, setting him firmly on the radar of the selectors.
Squad: Eoin Morgan (c), Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (week), Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Chris Woakes Mark Wood