With Ben Stokes again within the squad after reversing his retirement from the one-day format, England didn’t decide Brook within the authentic 15-member squad
HARRY BROOK might nonetheless be a part of England’s World Cup title defence in India later this 12 months, skipper Jos Buttler mentioned.
With Ben Stokes again within the squad after reversing his retirement from the one-day format, England didn’t decide Brook within the authentic 15-member squad for the 50-overs showpiece occasion.
However the 24-year-old – whose explosive batting was in full show final Tuesday (22) when he smashed a 41-ball century in The Hundred competitors – is about to journey to India as a reserve participant. England can change their provisional squad till September 28.
“There’s nonetheless a very long time earlier than everybody’s meant to get on the aircraft so we’ll wait and see what occurs,” Buttler mentioned final Friday (25).
“Harry’s a unbelievable participant and we noticed what he can do the opposite evening. It’s not a shock, we all know what a superb participant he’s. He’s simply the unlucky one for the time being to not be in that squad. Ben Stokes coming again and being obtainable simply as a batter modifications the dynamic a little bit bit.”
A key architect of England’s World Cup triumphs in 2019 (ODI) and 2022 (T20), Check captain Stokes introduced his shock ODI retirement in July final 12 months, citing his workload. However he reversed course final month and was picked for the upcoming dwelling sequence in opposition to New Zealand.
The talismanic allrounder, who has been grappling with a hard knee of late, will play as a specialist batter.
“Ben’s a unbelievable participant to have the ability to welcome again,” Buttler mentioned. “It’s a troublesome choice – there have been gamers performing very well over a time period.”
England will start their title defence in opposition to New Zealand in Ahmedabad on October 5 in a rematch of the 2019 ultimate.