Eoin Morgan’s England have been touted as prime favourites to clinch the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on their home turf, and they did sign off their preparations with a 4-0 thrashing of Pakistan in the five-match ODIs.
Eoin Morgan’s England have been touted as prime favourites to clinch the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 on their home turf, and they did sign off their preparations with a 4-0 thrashing of Pakistan in the five-match ODIs- A series which witnessed 300-plus totals being registered.
While Jason Roy and Jos Buttler registered a century each in the recently-concluded ODIs, young Jofra Archer impressed the selectors after he picked up four wickets from the three matches against Sarfaraz Ahmed’s side.
Captain Eoin Morgan also registered scores of 57*, 71* and 76, so it is safe to say that teams will be vary of an all-round England side.
On the other hand, Ben Stokes, too, played a crucial part in England’s thrilling three-wicket win against Pakistan in the fourth ODI- A match where he played a unbeaten knock of 71 from 64 balls.
Another major positive sign for the hosts is that of the in-form Chris Woakes- He picked up nine wickets from England’s last two games against the Men in Green and finished with a total of 10 wickets from just four matches.
Ahead of the tournament-opener against South Africa on 30 May, we look at their players and what they have in store:
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Bavuma hit 109 as South Africa chased down an England total of 342 for seven, winning with five balls to spare.
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Since his last appearance for England in March 2021, Archer has been working to recover from lower back and elbow problems.