Three time cricket world cup finalist England Cricket Team is one of the dark horses in 2015 ICC world cup. England hasn’t won single world cup title and they must be eager to win this year but it doesn’t look like as they are not favorites in the competition. England played 1979, 1987 and 1992 world cup finals but lost all three times.
Recently England played tri-series in Australia in which they succeed to beat defending champions of world cup India two times whereas their 2 defeats against Australia were worst. But now world cup 2015 is a new series and they can surprise the world.
ENG world cup squad:
Eoin Morgan (England), Chris Woakes, Moeen Ali, James Tredwell, James Anderson, James Taylor, Gary Balance, Joe Root, Ian Bell, Chris Jordan, Ravi Bopara, Alex Hales, Stuart Broad, Steven Finn and Jos Buttler.
Key Players: Ian Bell, Moeen Ali, James Anderson, Eoin Morgan, Joe Root, Stuart Broad.
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Moeen Ali and Ian Bell is the perfect opening combination for England in 2015 world cup. Both players gave some good starts in the previous tri-series. At the third position James Taylor played only one but effective inning against India in a triangular series. Eoin Morgan can go with Alex Hales as well to get him opening to the inning and drop Bopara from playing 11 who played previous ODI series.
Captain Eoin Morgan with Joe Root and Jos Buttler provide the solidity in England’s middle order. By dropping Ravi Bopara, team management can bring Gary Ballance in the middle order who played good cricket in test matches against India last year. England is struggling a bit in the middle overs hence Ballance can be introduced to make batting line-up balanced.
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James Anderson will be the key bowler for England in world cup. He has good control on swing and can take wickets up to the front. Stuart Broad, Steven Finn will have to support Anderson. The fourth seamer can be Woakes or Chris Jordan. Chris Woakes didn’t bowl good in tri-series hence we can expect that Jordan will get opportunity to bowl. Moeen Ali will be England’s front line spinner.
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