Jofra Archer gets audition for the World Championship against Ireland and Pakistan, while England retains confidence with a team of 15 men
- England has retained its 15-head selection from the West Indies for the World Cup
- Jofra Archer named in 17-man squadron for ODI series against Pakistan and Ireland
- Fast bowler has the chance to submit his claim for the last team named next month
Jofra Archer was called up by England for the first time, but the selectors have given themselves more time to decide who will miss to allow their inclusion when the bottleneck comes before the World Cup.
The Barbados born protector, who has just qualified for his father's country, is in a team of 14 to meet Ireland next month in a one-day one-day international in Dublin and a party of 17 for the five-match series against Pakistan that precedes this summer's World Cup.
But he is not on the provisional team of 15 for the World Cup that England had to name for marketing purposes before they finalized their plans a week before the tournament starts at the end of May.
Jofra Archer has been put out of the provisional 15-head game of England for the World Cup
Archer has the chance to make his way in when England faces Ireland and Pakistan
The Archer question has become a hot potato for England, desperate to accelerate its x-factor talent in their World Cup plans because it brings together the ingredients of quick death skittles, big beating and exceptional fieldwork.
PROVISIONAL WORLD CUP
Morgan (captain), Moeen, Bairstow, Buttler, Curran, Denly, Hales, Plunkett, Rashid, Root, Roy, Stokes, Willey, Woakes, Wood.
Archer and Jordan added to face Ireland and Pakistan
But the selectors are still struggling with those who miss a team that has revolutionized England & # 39; s white-ball cricket and brought them to the top of the 50-plus rankings.
Existing fast bowlers in England are almost in line this week to play Archer & # 39; s credentials, realizing that one of them will be thrown away after he has done so much to make favorites from the English World Cup.
David Willey set the ball rolling in the Caribbean, and this week the gentle figures of Mark Wood and Chris Woakes joined in wondering if it was fair to let Archer roll flat at this late stage.
Eoin Morgan & # 39; s goes in a home game as the number 1 and favorites to lift the trophy
ENGLAND & # 39; S WORLD CUP SCHEME
May 30: South Africa (The Oval)
June 3: Pakistan (Trent Bridge)
8 June: Bangaldesh (Sofia Gardens)
June 14: West Indies (Rose Bowl)
June 18: Afghanistan (Old Trafford)
June 21: Sri Lanka (Headingley)
June 25: Australia (Lord & # 39; s)
30 June: India (Edgbaston)
July 3: New Zealand (Riverside)
9-11 July: semi-final (Old Trafford, Edgbaston)
July 14: Final (Lord & # 39; s)
That doesn't stop the selectors from making the big decisions, with Tom Curran, Liam Plunkett and Joe Denly the most vulnerable members of the provisional 15 when England mentions their last selection on May 22.
For the time being Archer will be effectively on trial against Ireland and Pakistan, but he will have to do very badly now to miss with England, convinced that he is the answer to one of the few weaknesses in their 50-over arsenal.
Chris Jordan, the man who primarily offered English cricket to Archer, is also in the 17-man extended squadron on the back of his excellent Twenty20 appearances against the West Indies, who closed the tour through England but is still an odd man out. is the World Cup.
David Willey (left) and others have expressed concerns about dropping Archer into the team