England star Woakes glad World Cup picks
Sports Live: Chris Woakes said England’s players faced a nervous wait as the countdown to the announcement of the World Cup squad entered its final phase. Tournament hosts England unveil their squad for the one-day international showpiece on Tuesday.
England have yet to win a men’s World Cup but they head into this year’s edition as the number-one ranked side in ODI cricket. Pace-bowling all-rounder Woakes settled what little doubt there was around his place with a five-wicket haul as England beat Pakistan by 54 runs at Headingley on Sunday to complete a 4-0 series win.
“Everyone will be wary of that phone call. Even if you feel like you’ve got a good chance to being in the squad, until you hear it from selectors’ mouths, it’s not quite set in stone,” he added.
“But every single member of the 17-man squad here will play some role (at the World Cup), due to the nature of injuries and illness and call-ups.”
Dhaka, 20 May (campuslive24.com)//MIH