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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The teams took part in the anti-racism gesture when the West Indies toured England for a three-Test series in 2020, with limited overs skipper Morgan's side following suit during a one-day international series against Ireland.
England captain Morgan has scored a mere 82 runs in seven Twenty20 innings for England this year.
Stokes posted a photograph showing him holding a bat with his bandaged finger and the words: "12th April broken finger. 11th October first time since breaking being able to get it round my handle."