ICC Cricket World Cup 2019 team guide: England
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|
|Jonny Bairstow (wk)||29||59||Wicket-keeper-batsman||17||>100||>100|
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.