England ICC World Cup Squad 2019
In all its glory, World Cup 2019 has some of the best international cricket teams playing against each other. Starting 30th May, the tournament will continue till 14th July with 10 teams playing 48 matches in Round Robin and Knockout Format.
10 teams namely, England, India, Pakistan, Australia, New Zealand, Bangladesh, South Africa, West Indies, Sri Lanka, and Afghanistan are contesting in the tournament. Unlike the previous World Cups, this series has only 10 teams contesting instead of 14. West Indies and Afghanistan qualified for the World Cup by reaching the finals in the World Qualifier that happened in Zimbabwe in 2018. Zimbabwe, despite being the host nation for the World Cup Qualifier tournament failed to reach the final and so, for the first time failed to qualify for the World Cup 2019 since 1983.
All the nations selected fantastic players and probably bear the best squads of all time. England, the hosting nation deserves a special mention in this aspect. England has the most balanced ODI squad of all time. Given the present form of the players in the team, this might be the year that England finally won a World Cup Trophy.
England’s team is being coached by Trevor Bayliss who formerly coached Sri Lankan team, during which time the team ended their World cup tour as runners up. He was also the coach of Kolkata Knight Riders team of IPL, during which the team had won the IPL trophy twice. The man had been the coach of England since 2015 and the team had never been better.
Led by Eoin Morgan (Captain), England’s squad comprises of Jason Roy, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Moeen Ali, Chris Woakes, Jonny Bairstow, Jos Butler, Jofra Archer, James Vince, Tom Curran, Liam Dawson, Liam Plunkett, Adil Rashid, Joe Denly, and Mark Wood.
England’s Batsmen Joe Root, Jonny Bairstow, Eoin Morgan, and Ben Stokes are among the top-ranked in ICC Player Rankings. Among the Bowlers, Chris Woakes, Adil Rashid, and Mark Woods have made their way into the Rankings. The team is in better shape than ever, and since 2015, it had recorded 300+ scores 37 times. India is in the second position with 21 300+ scores and Australia and South Africa are in the third position with 18 300+ scores.
England also has a better winning ratio with a win-loss ratio of 2.48. The team had won 57 out of 87 matches they had played. Though the bowling numbers are slightly lower, the team has every chance of winning the World Cup Trophy this year.