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21-May-2019 08:57:00 GMT
ICC World Cup 2019

Archer, Curran, Dawson in England World Cup squad

London: Jofra Archer, Tom Curran and Liam Dawson have been named in England's World Cup squad, with David Willey and Joe Denly missing out.

Barbados-born Archer, 24, qualified to play for England in March and is chosen after playing only three one-day internationals.

That left one further pace-bowling place in the 15-man squad and Surrey's Curran has edged out left-armer Willey.

England have opted for the specialist spin of Hampshire slow left-armer Dawson rather than the all-round option of Denly.

Led by Eoin Morgan, the hosts, who have never won the World Cup, will start the tournament as favourites.

They begin their campaign in the opening match against South Africa at The Oval on 30 May.

England squad
Eoin Morgan (capt, Middlesex), Moeen Ali (Worcestershire), Jofra Archer (Sussex), Jonny Bairstow (wk, Yorkshire), Jos Buttler (wk, Lancashire), Tom Curran (Surrey), Liam Dawson (Hampshire), Liam Plunkett (Surrey), Adil Rashid (Yorkshire), Joe Root (Yorkshire), Jason Roy (Surrey), Ben Stokes (Durham), James Vince (Hampshire), Chris Woakes (Warwickshire), Mark Wood (Durham).

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