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Jofra Archer called up for Pakistan ODIs but left out of England's preliminary World Cup squad

Jofra Archer could still be called up for the World Cup squad if he does well in the five-match ODI series against Pakistan.

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London Published on: April 17, 2019 16:43 IST
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Jofra Archer was left off England's preliminary 15-man squad for the Cricket World Cup, a month after the paceman qualified to play for the country on residency rules.

Archer was, however, called up for England's warm-up games against Pakistan and Ireland, where impressive performances could yet earn him a late spot in the World Cup squad.

England plays Ireland on May 3, then begins a five-match ODI series against Pakistan on May 8.

The 24-year-old Archer, who was born in Barbados but has an English father and holds a British passport, completed a three-year qualification period on March 17.

There were no major surprises in the squad, which is unchanged from the winter series against West Indies.

England will finalize its squad after the last game of the series against Pakistan on May 19. The squad can be changed up to a week before the World Cup starts on May 30.

Preliminary squad: Eoin Morgan (C), Moeen Ali, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Buttler, Tom Curran, Joe Denly, Alex Hales, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Root, Jason Roy, Ben Stokes, David Willey, Chris Woakes, Mark Wood.

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