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England’s Archer sets his sights on Pakistan

April 17, 2019
England’s Archer sets his sights on Pakistan

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Jofra Archer will have a chance to press his case for World Cup selection after the uncapped all-rounder was included on Wednesday in a 17-man squad for next month’s ODIs against Ireland and Pakistan.

The dynamic Barbados-born all-rounder was left out of the 15-man preliminary World Cup squad also announced by tournament hosts England on Wednesday.

But England in common with all other teams, have a May 23 deadline to announce their final World Cup squad.

Sussex star Archer, 24, has an English father and holds a British passport.

He completed a three-year qualification period on March 17 after the England and Wales Cricket Board changed its residency rules.

Under the previous system he would not have been eligible until the winter of 2022 after a seven-year residency.

But he could now have as many as six ODIs — one against Ireland and five against Pakistan — to stake his claim before England unveil their World Cup squad.

 
 
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