Jofra Archer 'overwhelmed' as he gets chance to impress

Jofra Archer 'overwhelmed' as he gets chance to impress

"In line with ICC [International Cricket Council] regulations, we have to name a preliminary squad of 15 for the ICC Men's Cricket World Cup before April 23", Smith added.

'Chris Woakes said specifically he did not think the inclusion of Jofra would disrupt the squad and that's also the view of Eoin Morgan and Trevor Bayliss.

Chris Jordan, Archer's Sussex team-mate, is the other extra member in the expanded 17-man squad ODI to play Pakistan, having maintained a late push for World Cup consideration with his T20I performances in the Caribbean last month, despite last playing a 50-over global in 2016. The team takes on Ireland in a one-off ODI on May 3 whereas the series against Pakistan begins on May 5. The obvious candidate is Denly, who is now included as a second back-up batting option with Alex Hales and third spinner, but Smith is a huge fan and again talked up the Kent man's qualities on Wednesday.

Beyond Archer, hosts and the No 1 ranked ODI team England have a very sorted team.

"I understand the situation and I'm very happy with everything".

'Mark Wood, another good team man, said "I respect and admire my team-mates and it would be tough on any of them to miss out". "So, as soon as Jofra became available, we discussed whether we would select him in squads.as soon as he became available, we have given him the opportunity". "When I found out I was qualified more quickly it was obviously a bit of a shock but also exciting. Ultimately that's the business we're in".

The final date for the World Cup squad to be confirmed is May 23.

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Jofra Archer was not included in England's preliminary 15-man squad for ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 but the all-rounder still has a chance to make it to the mega tournament.

England play Ireland in a one-day worldwide on May 3 before a five-match ODI series and a Twenty20 against Pakistan.

Ed Smith, England's national selector, was at great pains at Lord's on Wednesday to emphasise nothing is guaranteed but it is clear how impressed all involved have been with an all-rounder who can provide captain Morgan with the all-important World Cup X-factor. "He is a very talented and exciting cricketer", national selector Ed Smith said. Jordan will join the ODI squad for the first time since September 2016 following impressive performances against Sri Lanka and West Indies in T20 global cricket. "He fully deserves his return to the ODI squad" said Smith.

'With regard to resting players, we are conscious of managing player workloads leading into such an important summer so that players are in the best possible condition for the World Cup.

The Barbadian-born Archer, who has a British passport, may have been handed an global "audition" but it is Tom Curran, Liam Plunkett and Joe Denly who are most at risk of missing out instead of him when the "real" World Cup squad is revealed.

Eoin Morgan, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Alex Hales, Joe Root and Chris Woakes are the only players remaining from England's doomed 2015 Cricket World Cup campaign.

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