ICC ODI World Cup 2023 | Ben Stokes in England’s provisional squad, Brook, Archer miss out

England’s Ben Stokes during the Final of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between England and New Zealand at the Lord’s Cricket Ground. File

England’s Ben Stokes throughout the Last of the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 between England and New Zealand on the Lord’s Cricket Floor. File
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England Check skipper Ben Stokes on August 16 got here out of ODI retirement to be included within the provisional squad for the 50-over World Cup whereas proficient batter Harry Brook and tearaway tempo bowler Jofra Archer have been the notable omissions.

The World Cup will begin in India on October 5.

Stokes, who stop ODIs final yr saying enjoying in all three codecs was “unsustainable”, has reversed his retirement resolution and nationwide selector Luke Wright stated the all-rounder’s return will add to England’s “match-winning capability”.

Stokes, 32, will return for subsequent month’s four-match ODI sequence towards New Zealand. Wright confirmed that the 15 named for the New Zealand sequence additionally shaped the provisional World Cup squad.

Wright revealed that the injury-prone Archer would solely be included in England’s World Cup plans as a travelling reserve.

“The return of Ben Stokes solely provides to that high quality together with his match-winning capability and management. I’m sure that each fan will get pleasure from seeing him again in an England ODI shirt once more,” stated Wright in a press release issued by the England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB).

Gus Atkinson, the 25-year-old right-arm fast, has additionally been given his maiden worldwide call-up.

Brook, who grew to become the quickest participant to compete 1,000 Check runs on a per-ball foundation — he took 1,058 balls to attain the feat — has didn’t discover a place within the provisional squad and Wright stated it confirmed the depth of England cricket.

Brook, 24, had additionally performed a match-winning knock of 75 runs off 93 deliveries within the second innings of the third Ashes Check not too long ago.

“It is extremely laborious on some gamers which are going to overlook out. It exhibits the power and depth we’ve in English cricket and there are different names who’re knocking on the door as effectively,” stated Wright.

“With the stability of the squad, and with solely fifteen that you could identify it’s extremely robust.”

Groups have time till September 5 to formally submit their provisional World Cup squads to the ICC, and additional modifications could be made till September 28.

England’s provisional World Cup squad: Jos Buttler (captain), Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson, Jonny Bairstow, Sam Curran, Liam Livingstone, Dawid Malan, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, Reece Topley, David Willey, Mark Wooden, Chris Woakes.

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