England has a number of stringent selection decisions to anticipate the World Cup, as Eoin Morgan says: & # 39; We are trying to fit 18 or 19 boys into a team of 15 men & # 39;
- England will indicate their preselection for the World Cup on Wednesday
- It can be changed at any time up to a week before the tournament starts on May 30
- Fast bowler Jofra Archer is a likely candidate to claim a late call-up for the party
- Captain Eoin Morgan said: & # 39; We are trying to fit 18 or 19 boys into a team of 15 men & # 39;
England will not shrink from making difficult decisions when they finalize their 15-man team for this summer's World Cup, said Captain Eoin Morgan.
The provisional party is mentioned on Wednesday, but it can be changed at any time up to a week before the tournament starts on May 30 – with Barbados-born fast bowler Jofra Archer the most likely beneficiary of the regulations.
Archer will be included in a separate squadron of 17 for the one-day series of five games against Pakistan, and certainly seems to be making his way to the final World Cup party in time for the tournament opener of England against South Africa at The Oval. That would mean that one of the players from the first 15 is omitted, with Liam Plunkett, Tom Curran and Joe Denly among the vulnerable groups.
Eoin Morgan knows that England makes difficult decisions when they finalize in their World Cup squadron
But Morgan, who pushed his side to the top of the one-day rankings on the back of nine bilateral series in a row, insisted that his players understand that personal ambition takes second place in England's pursuit of their first 50-over World Cup win.
& # 39; I have never been to a selection meeting that was not difficult & # 39 ;, he told Sportsmail. & # 39; We are trying to fit 18 or 19 boys into a 15-man team: it is extremely difficult, but it is something the dressing room is used to.
& # 39; We will always make the best decision for the side to get ahead and get better. The boys realize that no simple decisions need to be made. & # 39;
The prospects of 24-year-old Archer have been improved by his skills in death overs – one of the few areas where England's predominant team still has to excel.
He played for Rajasthan Royals in the IPL on Tuesday and finished with a 4-0-15-3 score against Kings XI Punjab and Morgan admitted: & # 39; The strongest point in his career was his T20 skills. I have played a lot against him in T20 cricket and have seen him a lot on TV. His death bowling is excellent and he bowls with speed. & # 39;
But Archer & # 39; s team training will not be without complications. England has already made changes to the World Cup's plans, mostly unsuccessfully, and disappointment lies in whichever member of their close-knit bowling department has to make way.
Fast bowler Jofra Archer is a likely candidate to claim a late call-up for the English party
Archer placed numbers of 4-0-15-3 for the Rajasthan Royals against Kings XI Punjab on Tuesday
During an event to unveil UNICEF's OneDay4Children initiative to the World Cup, all-rounder Chris Woakes told the BBC: & # 39; If he came in and missed someone, it would be extremely unfortunate. It is probably not fair, morally speaking, but at the same time it is the nature of international sport. & # 39;
Woakes later on Twitter complained that his words had been taken out of context. It is clear that he intended to be loyal to teammates who had been alongside during the England voyage of day trips to World Cup favorites – not critical of Archer's late recording.
ENGLISH ORIGINAL 15-MAN WORLD CUP SQUAD (LIKELY)
Eoin Morgan (capt), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.
But his comments came soon after co-holder Mark Wood compared the situation of Archer with the arrival in Newcastle United in 1996 of Faustino Asprilla in Colombia. Newcastle was top of the Premier League at the time and just fell away – and there is a sense of ranks closed by England's attack as the prospect of missing the only chance that a World Cup will come closer.
However, national selector Ed Smith will explain on Wednesday that no door has been closed for anyone. The county game starts at the 50-over Royal London One-Day Cup on Wednesday, with the price of a World Cup point for the taking must be injury or form a change in the 15 requirements.
England will also give a 14-person team a name for the one-day international in Ireland on 3 May and a one-off T20 match against Pakistan in Cardiff two days later.
The English Chris Woakes (left) with Nasser Hussain during the launch of # OneDay4Children
Bowler Woakes signed children's signatures from the Barking Cricket Club on Tuesday