Ahead of the 3rd One-day international against New Zealand to be played at Kennington Oval, London on 13th September 2023, England pace bowler Jofra Archer bowls at nets and hopes to be in the reserves for the 50 over World Cup starting from 5th October 2023.
Jofra Archer looked in great rhythm bowling at full throttle during the nets. The England pace bowler has not played any competitive cricket after the stress fracture of his right elbow that he suffered during the 2023 Indian Premier League tournament. He suffered multiple injuries before this latest injury that put him out of the Mumbai Indians squad this season.
Jofra Archer bowling in the nets at The Oval 👀 pic.twitter.com/1vDu6Lh092
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“There has got to be a duty of care with Jof,” said Luke Wright, the national selector, when it came to putting together the provisional squad. “We know how desperate we all are to have him – there’s no doubt about that – but we’ve also got to get it right for him. He’s been very unfortunate with these injuries.”
England named a 15-member squad for the 50-over World Cup 2023. Jofra Archer has not been named to the team and if he gets a chance to prove his fitness then, the selectors might name him in the reserves.
England named a strong squad for the 50-over World Cup to be played in India starting from 5th October. The defending Champions will start their campaign against runners-up New Zealand in the opening match of the tournament to be played at Narendra Modi Stadium, Ahmedabad on 5th October.
Jos Buttler will lead the side and would be hoped to defend the title with some strong performances. The batting department looks strong with the likes of Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Jason Roy, Liam Livingstone, Joe Root, and Ben Stokes.
The all-rounders comprise Sam Curran, Ben Stokes, David Willey, and Chris Woakes. Chris Woakes, Mark Wood, Reece Topley, Sam Curran, and Gus Atkinson consist of pace bowling options. Moeen Ali and Adil Rashid are two genuine spin bowling options while Liam Livingstone can roll his arm over with part-time spinning options.
England World Cup Squad
Jason Roy, Jonny Bairstow, Dawid Malan, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Liam Livingstone, Jos Buttler (C), Sam Curran, Adil Rashid, Reece Topley, David Willey, Mark Wood, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Gus Atkinson.