Archer issues warning ahead of England WC squad announcement

Overwhelmed” Jofra Archer Wants To Do Well Against Pakistan


England named their preliminary 15-man ICC Men's Cricket World Cup Squad, leaving the door open for Jofra Archer and Chris Jordan to stake a claim.

European Central Bank announced that Archer will make his debut in ODI cricket against Pakistan and that the final 15-man squad will be announced after the culmination of that series.

Woakes described Archer, who was signed by Rajasthan Royals for BDS$2.1 million in last year's IPL draft as a "world-class player".

England had played the same squad in the recently-concluded series against the Windies.

Barbados born all-rounder Jofra Archer has finally earned the much awaited call-up for the upcoming Pakistan series before the World Cup.

"The selection panel has been impressed with Jofra Archer's performances in domestic and franchise cricket", said national selector Ed Smith.

The 24-year-old Sussex bowler - whose father is English - was the only high-level player to benefit when the England and Wales Cricket Board decided in November to alter residency rules.

Archer may make his way into the World Cup squad if he performs well against Pakistan and Vaughan believes that he should be the first-choice given he proves his quality in the ODI series against the Men in Green.

Jofra Archer

Archer, who is yet to make his global debut, was not included in England's provisional squad and instead, Surrey fast bowler Tom Curran made his way into the side.

If Archer is called up for the World Cup squad, one out of Mark Wood, Chris Woakes, David Willey, Liam Plunkett and Tom Curran would have to make way.

"It probably wouldn't be fair, morally, but at the same time it's the nature of worldwide sport", said Woakes.

Vaughan also tweeted, "Preliminary Squads are for a bit of Admin for the ICC ..."

Smith, turning to comments made by Durham and England fast bowler Mark Wood, added: "Mark Wood, another good man, very loyal to his friends in the team, he basically said "I really respect and admit this team and that team-mate and it would be tough on them to miss out".

David Willey said in March he did not know "whether someone should just walk in at the drop of a hat because they're available".

England captain Eoin Morgan has talked up his potential, stating that the allrounder will be trialled in the ODIs against Pakistan, while head coach Trevor Bayliss has hinted that Archer could be the final piece in the team's World Cup jigsaw.

England, top of the ODI rankings, will again be captained by former Ireland batsman Morgan. The preliminary World Cup squad is unchanged from the winter one-day series against the West Indies.

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