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21st May 2019

Jofra Archer included in England Cricket World Cup squad

Fast bowler Jofra Archer has been included in England's Cricket World Cup squad while Mark Wood is preferred to David Willey

Reuben Pinder

Just nine days to go

Jofra Archer has been included in the 15-man England squad for the Cricket World Cup this summer, with Joe Denly and David Willey missing out.

Archer made his England debut only this month, and a number of impressive performances during the recent ODI series against Pakistan have earned the fast bowler a place in the team.

Liam Dawson has been included as a spare spinner alongside mainstays Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid.

There are few surprises elsewhere in the squad, as captain Eoin Morgan and national selector Ed Smith picked six batsmen, four all rounders, one specialist spinner and four seamers.

The full squad is as follows:

Batsmen: Eoin Morgan (captain), Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, James Vince, Jos Buttler (wk).

All rounders: Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Liam Dawson, Chris Woakes.

Bowlers: Liam Plunkett, Mark Wood, Tom Curran, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid.

The Cricket World Cup begins on May 30th when England take on South Africa at The Oval in London.