ICC World Cup 2019: England Announce Their Final Squad, Make Three Changes
England Cricket Team have announced their final 15-member squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup 2019 starting from May 30. Meanwhile, they have made three changes to their initial squad with Jofra Archer, Liam Dawson, and James Vince making it to the final 15.
England make three changes
Meanwhile, the host will enter the tournament as the top-ranked ODI side and will be the favourites to win the trophy. They have been outstanding in the last few years and have only lost ODI games since 2017. Eoin Morgan & Co will look to keep up the good work and bring home the trophy for the first time. However, the cricketers will have to overcome high expectations and put their best foot doing what they have done in recent time. Moreover, they will be brimming with confidence after their recent sweep over Pakistan to complete their preparations.
Sussex’s Jofra Archer has deservedly made it into the final 15 after his debut in the Royal London ODI series against Pakistan. The 24-year-old fast bowler played two matches in England’s and has impressed with his consistent pace. Besides, Liam Dawson returns to the England set-up for the first time since sustaining a side strain during October’s limited-overs tour of Sri Lanka. The 29-year-old left-arm spin-bowling all-rounder has been in fine form for his county, claiming 18 wickets and averaging 45 with the bat.
James Vince, who has played only 10 matches for England comes as the third opener after ECB decided to withdraw Alex Hales from all the teams. From the preliminary squad announced last month, Joe Denly and David Willey miss out on selection.