England will announce their 15-man squad to play in the 2019 Cricket World Cup this Tuesday.
The host of 2019 Cricket World Cup will announce their team’s players this Tuesday much to their worry.
“No, I don’t know the 15,” insisted England one-day captain Eoin Morgan, who made 76 in a total of 351-9 on Sunday, that he has not been informed by selection chief Ed Smith on their World Cup selection.
“Every one of these guys should be proud of what we’ve achieved so far, the continuous improvement of performances throughout makes the selection meeting extremely difficult,” Morgan added. “But every single member of the 17-man squad here will play some role (at the World Cup), due to the nature of injuries and illness and call-ups.”
On the other hand, pace-bowling all-rounder Chris Woakes proved he should be part of the squad with a five-wicket haul when England beat Pakistan last Sunday’s series by 54-runs to complete a 4-0 series win. However, he admitted everyone is worried about the squad selection until it has been announced.
“Everyone will be looking at their phones,” he said after his haul of five for 54 at Headingley. “Everyone will be wary of that phone call. Even if you feel like you’ve got a good chance to being in the squad, until you hear it from selectors’ mouths, it’s not quite set in stone.”
Players like David Wiley who offers variety as a left-arm quick has his place threatened with the appearance of recently qualified Barbados-born fast bowler Jofra Archer.
Furthermore, back-up spinner and reserve batsman Joe Denly could also be removed from the 17-man squad that played against Pakistan last Sunday due to reserved Liam Dawson who is an alternative slow-bowling option.
“In the last couple of years people have put in strong performances. It’s a tricky decision for selectors and I’m glad I’m not having to make that decision, but it has to be done I suppose,” said Woakes who said this was part of the reason why they were driven forward in the series.