England Squad for World Cup 2019: ICC Cricket World Cup 2019

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England’s National Cricket Team is renowned all over the cricketing globe for its exquisite and enigmatic players defying the odds in thriller matches to end their day on a high but one fact, one truth that has plagued the English cricketing history is their inability to ever win an ODI World Cup. With the World cup 2019 being just around the corner, can this current English team finally do what their predecessors have failed to do? Can they, for once and all lift the most prestigious title in the cricketing world and have them called “World Champions”? Bear in mind that the English team has always had top of the class top tier players but luck hasn’t always been in their favor becoming the runner-up no less than 3 times.

The England cricket team has all the talent in the world with a young yet experienced captain leading from the front with the best advantage anyone could ever ask for, home ground advantage. This year’s World Cup will be featured in England and all the English players having known their home conditions are all set to capture the gold. Captained by none other than the experienced and calm looking Eoin Morgan the national side has been dominating in their recent encounters which has to lead them to become the No.1 ODI team in the world prior to stepping up on the big stage i.e World Cup 2019.

Potential Squad:

Coached by Trevor Bayliss, the team’s management is reviewing potential candidates to be selected to play at the international event before the deadline. It seems that England will announce their WC squad after the ongoing series against West Indies. The team will most certainly be captained by Eoin Morgan. Their potential WC squad includes:

  1. Eoin Morgan(c)
  2. Jason Roy
  3. Alex Hales
  4. Ben Stokes
  5. Joe Denly
  6. Jonny Bairstow(wk)
  7. Tom Curran
  8. Joe Root
  9. David Willey
  10. Liam Plunkett
  11. Mark Wood
  12. Adil Rashid
  13. Jos Buttler(wk)
  14. Moeen Ali
  15. Chris Woakes

This squad is the most probable but not final. It is based on recent performances and as of right now, being the No. 1 ODI team in the world, English team looks like one of the most formidable sides of the tournament. Their well-balanced squad makes them a threatening opposition. The English team wasn’t impressive in it’s last ODI tournament. They were unable to earn their spot in the final of Champions Trophy 2017 and were knocked out by Pakistan. Since CT 2017, they have been in spectacular form in limited overs cricket. They have shown promise with their batting and bowling. They are attempting to settle in their final squad before the World Cup. This series is the last chance for players to earn their spot in the WC squad. If England wishes to win the tournament, they’ll have to bring their A-game to the event. A set game plan will be crucial for their victory.

England’s all matches against teams in ICC World Cup 2019

  1. England vs South Africa, Match 1, Thursday 30 May
  2. England vs Pakistan, Match 6, Monday 3 June
  3. England vs Bangladesh, Match 12, Saturday 8 June
  4. England vs Windies, Match 19, Friday 14 June
  5. England vs Afghanistan, Match 24, Tuesday 18 June
  6. England vs Sri Lanka, Match 27, Friday 21 June
  7. England vs Australia, Match 32, Tuesday 25 June
  8. England vs India, Match 38, Sunday 30 June
  9. England vs New Zealand, Match 41, Wednesday 3 July

Game plan and Strategy:

Alex Hales and Jason Roy will definitely be the opening pair and will wreak havoc on the opposition. They’ll have to bat really well and score with a decent rate in the initial mandatory power-play. If wickets fall then it’ll be up to the experienced Eoin Morgan and Joe Root to bat through the middle overs and score a decent total. Something that they believe their bowlers can defend. Lower middle order would be reinforced by the likes of Moeen Ali and David Malan to set up a strong score. Then it’ll be up to the bowlers to restrict the batting side at the lowest total soil.ible.

Chris Woakes and Mark Wood would most likely open the bowling as decently paced seamers. Spinners like Adil Rasheed and Moeen Ali would be introduced in the middle overs to make the batsmen think before they go for a stroke. England has displayed impressive performance against West Indies and if they carry on this momentum to the WC they might be lifting that trophy for the very first time on their own soil.

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