The England Men’s selection committee has officially confirmed the 15-member squad for the upcoming 2023 ICC Men’s World Cup.
This decision was made following their impressive 3-1 victory in the ODI Series against New Zealand. In this regard, Harry Brook has earned a spot in the 15-player World Cup squad, whereas Jason Roy did not make the cut.
Luke Wright, the National Selector for the England Men’s team, expressed his confidence in this squad’s ability to travel to India and secure a World Cup victory.
“We are blessed with an incredibly strong group of white-ball players which was underlined by the performances in the series win against a very good New Zealand team,” he said as per an official statement.
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“The strength of the group has meant that we have had to make some tough decisions on world-class players with Jason Roy missing out and Harry Brook coming into the squad,” he added.
Meanwhile, Wright confirmed that England speedster Jofra Archer will be travelling with the squad to India for the World Cup as a travelling reserve.
“The best thing for Jofra is to travel with the team and keep working with his rehab and being around the physios and the team. We are doing all we can to get him ready to be as good as he can be,” he said.
“If there was an injury he might be able to replace at the back end of the tournament, but obviously we are still working on his fitness day-by-day and we’ll have to keep accessing that,” he further stated.
England Squad for ICC Men’s Cricket World Cup 2023: Jos Buttler (captain), Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Harry Brook, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes