England is currently enjoying its 2nd position in the ICC ODI rankings and will soon be seen hosting the mega event of the cricketing arenas; World Cup 2019 along with Wales. The English team will be soon concluding its squad selection for the 50-overs World Cup with a decision over the all-rounder Jofra Archer aiding to be the ‘final piece of jigsaw’ according to the head coach of the English team, Trevor Bayliss.
Archer’s addition to the squad will provide an extra dimension to its seam attack with an added pace
The 23-year-old all-rounder, Jofra Archer will soon qualify to play for his adopted nation in March which is two months before the Morgan-led side will start its bid for the World-50 over mega-event, where England will be seem locking horns against South Africa on May 30. The West Indies-born star, Archer, shinned to stardom with the Sussex last season and in the Australia’s Big Bash League for the Hobart Hurricanes. The player will now be available for national selection next month under the New England and Wales Cricket board residency rules.
We’ve pretty much had the same 15, 16 or 17 players over the last three or four years,” Bayliss said. “We could probably name a 15, there’s a Jofra Archer decision to be made at a later date. I think it’s getting down to that being the final piece of the jigsaw,” he further added.
Archer has the capability of outshining everyone else as an all-rounder
Jofra Archer is a bowler with 90 miles per hour bowling speed and a batter who can handle the lower-order of the team with his power hitting skills. However, Archer’s addition might involve disrupting the largely settled squad while interrupting with the presence of players like David Willey, Mar Wood and Liam Plunkett who might be left out from the 15-member squad of England for the World Cup 2019.
It's been a bit of a juggling act," Bayliss added. "We want to have a look at one or two of the fringe guys as well. I think the team that wins the World Cup will play a squad of players and whoever has got the strongest squad will go close to winning it. So we want to make sure some of our fringe players have played matches as well," he concluded.