England are entering this ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 as a strong team. They have huge pressure in this tournament. They are playing in their home ground after 1999 World Cup. Also they had never won the trophy in this format. After 2015 Cricket World Cup, they changed their bowling options and also changed opening combination. Eoin Morgan continues to remain captain of the team despite 2015 World Cup’s early exit. England team analysis ahead of 2019 ICC World Cup is as follows
England Cricket World Cup 2019 Squad
Eoin Morgan (c), Jason Roy, James Vince, Jonny Bairstow, Joe Root, Ben Stokes, Jos Buttler (wk), Liam Dawson, Jofra Archer, Liam Plunkett, Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, Adil Rashid, Tom Curran, Mark Wood.
To know other team squads, see ICC Cricket World Cup Squads 2019
England Cricket World Cup 2019 Match Schedule
|March 30, 2019||England vs South Africa||Kennington Oval, London|
|June 3, 2019||England vs Pakistan||Trent Bridge, Nottingham|
|June 8, 2019||England vs Bangladesh||Sophia Gardens, Cardiff|
|June 14, 2019||England vs West Indies||The Rose Bowl, Southampton|
|June 18, 2019||England vs Afghanistan||Emirates Old Trafford, Manchester|
|June 21, 2019||England vs Sri Lanka||Headingley, Leeds|
|June 25, 2019||England vs Australia||Lord’s, London|
|June 30, 2019||England vs India||Edgbaston, Birmingham|
|July 3, 2019||England vs New Zealand||Riverside Ground, Chester-le-Street|
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Story so far
After the early exit from 2015 World cup, England had played 84 matches. They had won 55 matches,lost 23 matches and 6 matches been No Result. Post 2015 World Cup, England had crossed 400 times four times and also scored the highest run 481/6 against Australia. The only team to post 400 four times after 2015 World Cup.
After the loss to Australia in their home in the year 2015, they never lost in their home turf. They had won all the 8 series played in their backyard. They faced ICC Champions Trophy in 2017 and lost in Semi Finals against the tournament winning team Pakistan.
Axing of Alex Hales at last minute for using banned substance been a major blow to their batting rhythm. Eoin Morgan continues his reign as captain from 2015 World Cup. Their batting is full power but their bowlers gives most runs to the opponents.
England have more depth in their batting. Starting from the explosive combo of Jason Roy and Bairstow, with the solid and experience of Joe Root and Eoin Morgan. They have batting depth in the team with the likes of Butler, Ali and Curran. They can be explosive at lower the order.
Chris Woakes adds more value to the team along with Archer, they can be more lethal. Plunkett adds experience to the order, with Tom Curran showing his all round skills. Ben Stokes not much bowling, but he can lend support to the team.
Previous encounters at Cricket World Cups
England had never won World cups in 50 Over format till 2015 World Cup. It can be said that England are the chokers of the finals. They reached finals 3 times (1979,1987,1992). Gatting’s fatal reverse sweep caused much worse to them in the year 1987 and slipped from winning position. Even they couldn’t able to win ICC Champion Trophy (Mini World Cup) at their home ground. They were runners in 2013 and semi finalists in 2017.
They were too strong in bilateral series, but in ICC tournaments, they were not above average team.
Players to watch out for
Jason Roy – An explosive opener and gives a solid opening to the team. He has hit 516 runs in his last 10 matches with an average of 51.6
Joe Root – A solid number 3 batsman filled with stroke making shots and also a handy spin bowler
Chris Woakes – Bowling all rounder with economical spells and lower order batting gives more depth to the team.
X – Factor
Jofra Archer – Consistently clocking at 140 KPH, he has shown his worth in the major league teams like Hobart Hurricanes and Rajasthan Royals. He also varies his speed with accurate Yorker and bounce. He can also add explosive batting in the line ups. His inclusion in the team at the last minute is a major boost to their bowling order. Along with Tom Curran, Woakes and Plunkett, they can shake any batting orders on a given day.
England can reach Semi Finals considering their batting power house and surprise picks in the squad.