A 15 men English squad for World Cup is to be announced on Tuesday and while captain Eoin Morgan isn’t sure about the squad, he believes that everyone who played in last 2 years helped England to become Number One ODI team and they should be proud of it.
Morgan was speaking to Sky Cricket after winning the 5 match ODI series 4-0 against Pakistan, “I don’t know the 15, every one of these guys should be proud of what we’ve achieved so far. The continuous improvement of performances makes the selection meeting extremely difficult.
“But every single member of the 17-man squad here will play some role, due to the nature of injuries and illness and call-ups.”
The series went as well as we could have hoped,” Morgan agreed. “Pakistan are a strong side and they played some competitive cricket. We’ve chopped and changed our side a lot but the performance has never been compromised. That emphasises how competitive positions are as well as everyone’s hunger and determination to constantly improve their games.”
Chris Woakes who took 5 wickets in the last match against Pakistan accepted that he is nervous about the team selection. Woakes said: “Everyone will be wary of that phone call, even if you feel like you’ve got a good chance to being in the squad, until you hear it from selectors’ mouths, it’s not quite set in stone. You’re still probably a little bit on edge, in particularly with this 16 and 17 players because everyone has performed at some point. It’s a tricky decision for the selectors. Everyone will be looking at their phones tomorrow I suppose, if that’s when we find out.”
England is yet to win the World Cup and many experts have said that this is their best chance to win the title.