England announce 15 members team for the ICC World Cup 2015
Updated - Dec 20, 2014 12:51 pm
England announce 15 members team for the ICC World Cup 2015: The England and Wales Cricket Board (ECB) selectors announced the 15 members team for the Cricket World Cup 2015 in Australia and New Zealand. The selectors as declared yesterday have excluded former captain Alastair Cook and the newly elected skipper Eoin Morgan will lead the team first against Australia and India in the tri-series and also in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2015.
The selectors have made three major changes in the squad that was comprehensively beaten by Sri Lanka at Sri Lanka 5-2. Those excluded are Alistair Cook, Ben Stokes and Harry Gurney. Whereas the three player who are ought to replace them are James Anderson, Stuart Broad, who have recovered form injuries and Garry Balance.
In its Press Release on ecb.co.uk National Selector, James Whitaker, said: “We have had to make some difficult decisions to get to our final squad but firmly believe that the 15 players selected offer the very best chance of success at the World Cup.
He also took the opportunity to congratulate the players who have made the cut ahead of others in the team for the tri-series in Australia and also the World Cup, he said, “I would like to congratulate all players on their selection and wish Peter, Eoin, and the squad all the very best. Representing England in a World Cup is a huge honour and responsibility, something all the players recognise. There have been a number of promising performances from players in recent series and it is important that this squad continues to develop their one-day skills quickly and players start to show the sort of consistency needed to succeed regularly on the world stage.”
The England team with an all new captain Eoin Morgan will fly off-shores on the 6th of January 2015 for multiple series in Australia first the tri-series followed by the ICC mega event the cricket world cup. England also start their World Cup 2015 journey against the hosts Australia at Melbourne on the 14th of February 2015.
The 15 members England team for the World Cup 2015:
Eoin Morgan (Captain), Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Garry Ballance, Ian Bell, Ravi Bopara, Stuart Broad, Jos Buttler, Steven Finn, Alex Hales, Chris Jordan, Joe Root, James Tredwell, James Taylor and Chris Woakes.
— England Cricket (@ECB_cricket) December 20, 2014