England’s squad for World Cup

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LONDON: England cricket team for the World Cup was announced on Tuesday evening. Liam Dawson has earned a last minute call-up to England’s Cricket World Cupsquad for 2019, despite not playing in the recent series against Pakistan, edging out Joe Denly.

Meanwhile Jofra Archer has also been named after impressing in his debut series. The 24-year-old Barbados-born paceman, capable of bowling 90mph+, only qualified to play for England this year but it is hoped he could be one of the stars of the tournament on home soil.

England, ranked No 1 in the world and favourites to lift a first major ODI trophy, will be led by Eoin Morgan, with experienced heads like Joe Root, Ben Stokes and Jonny Bairstow for company.

The team have opted for three spinners with Hampshire’s Dawson joining Adil Rashid and Moeen Ali while Chris Woakes, Tom Curran, Liam Plunkett and Mark Wood join Archer as seam specialists. David Willey is the unlucky fast bowler to miss out.

England will play two warm-ups against Australia and Afghanistan on May 25 and 27, respectively, in the final dress rehearsal for the World Cup before opening its campaign against South Africa on May 30 at The Oval. (ANI)

England squad

Moeen Ali, Jofra Archer, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler (wkt), Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Eoin Morgan (capt), Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, James Vince, Chris Woakes and Mark Wood.