The former Indian pacer Zaheer Khan names his England squad for the upcoming World Cup. He feels that the England national cricket team will be one of the favourite sides and their most places have already filled.
England will play as the host nation in the upcoming 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup. Many experts believe that it is the best chance for England till the date to win a World Cup. One of the oldest international cricket team England hasn’t won a World Cup yet. Though they have played three World Cup finals (1979, 1987 and 1992), they never tasted the World Cup victory.
Recently, in Cricbuzz, Zaheer Khan revealed his full-member England squad for the upcoming World Cup. There is no big surprise in the batting order. Zaheer Khan feels that Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow are enough to lead the batting attack. Joe Root and the skipper Eoin Morgan are in the next place in his squad.
Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler and Moeen Ali are in the next place who are expected to take the vital middle-order batting role. While Jos Buttler is likely to play the wicketkeeping role, Ben Stokes and Moeen Ali both will play significant all-rounder roles.
Some little debates on a few players
Zaheer Khan feels Chris Jordan should feature in the World Cup instead of Tom Curran. However, he has also picked up Joe Denly as he believes that the 32-year-old can play as the back-up of leg-spinner Adil Rashid.
The former Indian pacer strongly believes that David Willey may beat Sam Curran in the final squad, especially for the experience. Zaheer Khan is expecting that Chris Woakes, Mark Wood and Liam Plunkett will handle the pace bowling option.
However, he also has a surprise addition in the squad, and it is Jofra Archer. The 23-year-old Jofra Archer is yet to make his debut in international cricket.
Zaheer Khan’s full-member England squad for the 2019 ICC Cricket World Cup: Jason Roy, Alex Hales, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Eoin Morgan (captain), Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Jofra Archer, Adil Rashid, Chris Jordan/Joe Denly, Mark Wood, Sam Curran/David Willey and Liam Plunkett.