England have named their squad for the upcoming ICC World Cup. So here are the top three things that we learned from England’s World Cup Squad Announcement:
1) Hales Misses Out
Alex Hales has been withdrawn from the England squad following a failed drug test. The dashing opening batsman could have proven to be a handful in his home country. However, the selectors will now have to look at the other options and decide which one is the most suitable. Ben Duckett might just get his big chance after all!
2) Archer Dilemma
Jofra Archer has not been named in the preliminary squad, although his place in the final squad is still a possibility. What is certain is that the Sussex bowler will get a chance to perform in the upcoming ODI matches against Ireland and Pakistan. If he manages to impress the selectors, he might just sneak into the squad.
3) Dashing Denly
Joe Denly was once noted as the next big thing in English cricket. Over the years, he has fallen well below expectations. But over the last two years, he has started to become more consistent. Denly has got a place in the World Cup squad and he will be raring to go. If he manages to do well, he might even be picked for the upcoming Ashes series.
To sum up, the England squad is one of the most formidable ones in the tournament. England have covered all the bases and it is expected that they will make the knockout stages easily. English fans will certainly have their fingers crossed!