ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 team guide: England

Posted: 29 May 2019 9:28 am News

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Hosts England go into the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 as favourites. Here is the full squad, England match times and all the vital information.

Also read: Our ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 guide

This year will be the fifth time England has hosted the Cricket World Cup and the expectations of an English victory have never been so high. England will start the tournament as the number one ODI team in the world and also have home advantage. English sporting history has been marked with glorious failures when expectations were high and this team will have to overcome that, but there's every reason to believe England could be the team lifting the trophy at Lord's on 14 July.

Since Trevor Bayliss took over as England coach in 2015, improving the side's limited-overs form has been a priority. Bayliss has changed the way England play the 50-over format and England have passed 300 38 times in their 87 matches under him. Until very recently a score of 300 was considered a matchwinning total, though ODI cricket has changed and England have changed with it. England have also gone past 400 on 4 occasions since Bayliss became coach, including a world record 6-481 against Australia last year. For context, a score of 400 or more has only been achieved 20 times in ODI history.

England have plenty of firepower in every batting position and their relentless hitting throughout the 50 overs is hard to bowl to. The hosts are very dangerous with the bat and at home are the team to beat.

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How to watch England's Cricket World Cup matches

There are two ways to watch each one of England's Cricket World Cup matches: Foxtel and Kayo Sports. We've put together a detailed comparison of these options alongside more information in our where to watch the Cricket World Cup guide.

England Cricket World Cup squad

Here is the 15-man squad of players who will be in England to contest the ICC World Cup 2019. This can be changed up until 30 May in case of injuries, so we'll update this list as required.

Player Age Caps Position Batting rank Bowling rank All-rounder rank
Eoin Morgan (c) 32 217 Batsman 19 >100 >100
Jos Buttler (vc, wk) 28 127 Wicket-keeper-batsman 14 >100 >100
Moeen Ali 32 92 All-rounder 82 34 10
Jofra Archer 24 3 Bowler >100 >100 >100
Jonny Bairstow (wk) 29 59 Wicket-keeper-batsman 17 >100 >100
Tom Curran 24 13 Bowler >100 97 >100
Liam Dawson 29 3 All-rounder >100 >100 >100
Liam Plunkett 34 78 Bowler >100 33 53
Adil Rashid 31 83 Bowler >100 10 13
Joe Root 28 126 Batsman 6 >100 33
Jason Roy 28 73 Batsman 24 >100 >100
Ben Stokes 28 79 All-rounder 29 80 12
James Vince 28 10 Batsman >100 >100 >100
Chris Woakes 30 84 All-rounder 98 18 10
Mark Wood 29 40 Bowler >100 24 64

England Cricket World Cup fixtures

Here are the scheduled matches for England in the ICC Cricket World Cup 2019. This includes a guide on where to watch a live stream of England's matches.

Stage Match Date Start time (AEST) Team A Team B Venue Where to watch
Group 1 Thursday 30 May 19:30 England South Africa Kennington Oval Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Group 6 Monday 3 June 19:30 England Pakistan Trent Bridge Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Group 12 Saturday 8 June 19:30 England Bangladesh Sophia Gardens Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Group 19 Friday 14 June 19:30 England West Indies The Rose Bowl Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Group 24 Tuesday 18 June 19:30 England Afghanistan Old Trafford Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Group 27 Friday 21 June 19:30 England Sri Lanka Headingley Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Group 32 Tuesday 25 June 19:30 England Australia Lord's Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel Nine
Group 38 Sunday 30 June 19:30 England India Edgbaston Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Group 41 Wednesday 3 July 19:30 England New Zealand Riverside Ground Kayo Sports, Foxtel
Semi-finals SF 1 Tuesday 9 July 19:30 1st 4th Old Trafford Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel Nine
Semi-finals SF 2 Thursday 11 July 19:30 2nd 3rd Edgbaston Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel Nine
Final F Sunday 14 July 19:30 Winner semi-final 1 Winner semi-final 2 Lord's Kayo Sports, Foxtel, Channel Nine

England Cricket World Cup team news

Ben Stokes caps off all-round performance with remarkable catch

31.5.19 - Ben Stokes has taken a catch that's an early contender for catch of the tournament, with former England bowler Graeme Swann calling it the "best catch I’ve ever seen in the flesh". Stokes showed off his all-round game, top-scoring with 89 from 79 balls and taking 2–12 in just 2.5 overs, to go with his screamer. His contribution ensured England got off to a winning start against South Africa and the hosts will be happy to get past the first test in such an emphatic manner, eventually beating the Proteas by 104 runs.

Jofra Archer set to be named in England squad

21.5.19 – Barbadian-born fast bowler, Jofra Archer, will be included in England's World Cup squad, despite only playing in three ODIs. England's selectors have seen enough of the 24-year-old in those matches to give him the nod. Archer only qualified to play for England in March under the ECB's residency rules, but he looks sure to be an important part of England's bowling attack in their bid to become world champions for the first time on home soil.

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