Let us tell you about England’s World Cup squad

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Let us tell you about each and every one of the players in turn. Then let us tell you about the strategy. Then let us suggest that you get our articles sent to your inbox each day to save you the colossal ball-ache of actually visiting the site.

The squad

These 15 lads are the ones who will be playing for England during the World Cup (or possibly just running onto the field with drinks wearing a hi-vis tabard). We’re going to publish a short thing about each of them.

The strategy

They’ve basically set themselves up as the ultimate flat pitch one-day side. These are the ins and outs of their method.

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  1. What’s the situation with terrestrial telly highlights? Am I going to have to give Murdoch my money again?

      1. Well the highlights are always on terrestrial during the summer. It’s just on a different channel.

    1. I’ve been giving Branson AND Murdoch money since July or so last year. There’s no coming back from that..

      1. You’re literally commenting in a thread where we said the highlights are going to be on Channel 4.

      2. That’s great, Sam. We come here for certaintly, Dave, as KC is the omniscient Rex, unless of course He’s got it wrong and it’s on Channel 5.

  2. Why are they playing only one match a day in the World Cup? I can understand having that for the knockout rounds, but surely you could play Pak v WI and NZ v SL in parallel.

    1. If there’s one thing we’ve learned in all our time watching cricket, it’s that they like the World Cup to last a really, really, tremendously long time.

      1. Half again as long as the football world cup is a bit much when you’re playing with only a third of the teams 🙁

    1. … then someone else will, so you don’t have to worry about a major tournament going “unwon”.

  3. Poor old David Willey eh. He will have seen this coming from round about the same time as the post went up here about Jofra Archer being in a special squad of his own… but still.

    (I’m not saying the selectors have done the wrong thing… just can’t help feeling for the guy)

    1. Was going to say he’s got a few years, but just checked and he’s 29. So that was probably it for him.

      1. Yeah… must be incredibly frustrating for him.

        Wouldn’t want to be lining up against Yorkshire any time soon…

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