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Strongest England Playing 11 for T20 World Cup 2024

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England has set the stage for the upcoming T20 World Cup 2024 with the announcement of their squad, stirring excitement and intrigue within the cricketing community. Notable inclusions and exclusions have captivated fans, particularly the return of seasoned campaigner Chris Jordan and the anticipated comeback of Jofra Archer after a prolonged absence from competitive cricket.

Jordan, absent from international duty since September 2023, secures a spot in the 15-man squad alongside the uncapped Lancashire left-arm spinner, Tom Hartley. Archer’s inclusion follows his recovery from a debilitating right elbow injury that sidelined him since May 2023. Hartley’s selection over Rehan Ahmed underscores his promising performance against India earlier this year.

The omission of Chris Woakes and the recall of Jordan are the standout features of Jos Buttler’s squad, entrusted with the task of defending England’s 2022 T20 World Cup title. With Jordan’s utility as a lower-order batsman and adept fielder, England’s depth receives a significant boost, particularly in light of Jamie Overton’s absence due to injury.

Woakes’ absence signifies the end of an era, highlighting England’s strategic evolution in T20 cricket. Ben Stokes’ decision to opt out further underlines the transitional phase the team is undergoing as they prepare for the World Cup campaign.

Looking ahead, players currently participating in the IPL will rejoin the squad for the series against Pakistan starting on May 22. Subsequently, the team will head to the Caribbean on May 31, gearing up for their opening group match against Scotland on June 4 in Barbados.

England T20 World Cup 2024 Squad:

Jos Buttler (Captain)
Phil Salt
Will Jacks
Jonny Bairstow
Ben Duckett
Harry Brook
Liam Livingstone
Moeen Ali (Vice-Captain)
Sam Curran
Chris Jordan
Tom Hartley
Adil Rashid
Jofra Archer
Mark Wood
Reece Topley

England Playing 11 for T20 World Cup 2024

1. Jos Buttler
2. Phil Salt
3. Will Jacks
4. Jonny Bairstow
5. Harry Brook
6. Liam Livingstone
7. Moeen Ali
8. Sam Curran
9. Mark Wood
10. Jofra Archer
11. Adil Rashid

 

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